Monday 27th March

Burnley to Accrington (photo 120 of 135)

View from bridge on towpath

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This is a view of the Peel Arm, a branch off the main channel of the Leeds Liverpool Canal at Church. This was built to serve Church Bank Printworks which had been developed on this site since the 1770s. Chemicals, dyestuffs and printing are a large part of Accrington' indusrial heritage and are largely forgotten. This is a little clue to that important past. Blythes chemicals continue the tradition at Church to this day.

Comment by VP - 23rd October 2015

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