Looking east from Trinity Street along the former line of the canal through the Delta factory before work began.
The same view after the site of the Delta factory had been cleared (November 20th 1999). The remains of the original Lock 6W can be seen in the foreground and a short section of canal has been excavated beyond that.
A concrete base has been laid for the new canal channel and concrete wash walls are under construction.
The concrete wash walls have been built. A new bridge is being constructed to join the two sections of car park. In the background the framework for the new store is taking shape.
The same bridge looking west showing the steps leading down to the towpath with the canal now in use.
The same location, looking east from Armentieres Square, across what was once Trinity Street. The new concrete canal channel, now in water, is wide enough to allow mooring. The wash walls have been lined with wooden fenders and grab chains for anyone who happens to fall in. The towpath surface has been paved. Beyond this the new bridge has been constructed to link Tesco with additional parking places to the left. The bridge has been clad with brick to match the brickwork of the Tesco building, nearing completion behind the bridge. Hand rails have been fitted below the bridge.
Looking west towards Armentieres Square across the former line of Trinity Street with the new Lock 6W beyond. The site of the original Lock 6W was in the foreground on this side of Trinity Street. Trinity Street has been closed off at this point and the canal bed extended right across to link with the new Lock 6W. Traffic has been diverted around Armentieres Square.
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My thanks to Tameside Council for providing access to take some of these photographs.