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Old 13-01-2015, 07:37 PM   #405
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The Rochdale Canal is routed through Miles Platting..The Rochdale is a broad canal because its locks are wide enough to allow vessels of 14 feet width.. The canal runs for 32 miles (51 km) across the Pennines from the Bridgewater Canal at Castlefield Basin in Manchester to join the Calder and Hebble Navigation at Sowerby Bridge in West Yorkshire..As built, the canal had 92 locks..The Rochdale Canal was conceived in 1776, when a group of 48 men from Rochdale raised £237 and commissioned James Brindley to conduct a survey of possible routes between Sowerby Bridge and Manchester...

Miles Platting railway station lay at the junction of the lines from Manchester Victoria to Oldham and Stalybridge, but this closed in 95, and the station was subsequently demolished.. The railway line, which remains open for passenger traffic, separates Miles Platting from Collyhurst and Monsall..Historically, much of the population of Miles Platting was of Irish Catholic or Italian descent,as evidenced by the large Corpus Christi Priory on Varley Street.. The basilica has been served since 1889 by the Norbertine (Premonstratensian) Order, becoming an independent canonry of the order in 2004.. Due to falling numbers and mounting repair and maintenance costs the basilica is now closed; the final Mass was celebrated by the Bishop of Salford on 27 April 2007..On 18 October 2013 Miles Platting was featured on the long-running Soap opera 'Coronation Street', with the heart of the district, Victoria Mill being prominently placed in the background... have to believe what my heart tells me, Dave..One night a week, I go out, one night! I don't know, maybe it's my fault, maybe I'm expecting too much!. You're supposed to be the one with the brains, you're always telling me how stupid I am!..Hello?. Oh hi! Yes, I know, but you've no idea...

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