Built in 1852 this well known Bury landmark was erected in tribute to one of Bury's most famous sons, Sir Robert Peel; founder of the Police force and Prime Minister 1841-1846. The tower stands 128ft high and offers stunning views over Manchester and North Wales. Look out for the flag flying from the top of the tower indicating it is open to the public or go to the events sections of this website for the latest dates. Read more…
The river Irwell rises in the hills above Manchester northeast of Bacup. It flows for some 39 miles until it merges with the River Mersey at Irlam. Along the way it flows through Manchester forming a natural barrier between Manchester and its twin city of Salford. The Irwell was a navigable river in the early years of the city's development and at the end of Quay Street there was indeed a quay for unloading goods, that had come upsteam to the city. Read more…
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