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There are a number of web pages available about Worsley, near Manchester UK, many of which show pictures of the village as it is now. I thought it may be interesting to delve into my collection of old pictures and postcards to show how things were around the early 1900's.

The "usual" view of Worsley! The view shows the basin leading to the Duke of Bridgewaters Underground Canal with the Bridgewater Canal in the background. The boat is one of the "Starvationer" boats that used to work in the Underground Canal.

Worsley New Hall with the lake in the foreground.


Looking towards the site of the modern roundabout for the Southbound M60 Motorway.Worsley Courthouse on the right with the Gatehouse for Worsley New Hall on the left.

A view that looks somewhat different today! The view shows Walkden road near the junction with Old Hall Lane near the Marriott.

A little further up Walkden Road. The original Cock Hotel before being rebuilt on a much grander scale.

The Duke of Bridgewaters factory on what is now Worsley Green. When it was all demolished, the base of the clock tower was left and now stands on the Green.

More pictures will be added later!



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