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TUE 29 JUL

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Flora Walk

Park Bridge Heritage Centre, Ashton under Lyne

Run by: Tameside Countryside Service

Spend a relaxing evening with the Bamforth Brothers in close study of the local flora.

clock19:30–21:30

Suitable for 18+

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Distance

2 mile(s)

Duration

2 hours

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Park Bridge Heritage Centre

The Stables, Park Bridge, Ashton under Lyne, OL6 8AQ

www.tameside.gov.uk/countryside

Meeting point: Park Bridge Heritage Centre, The Stables, Park Bridge, Ashton under Lyne OL6 8AQ.

About this location

In the Medlock Valley between Ashton and Oldham, Park Bridge was an early industrial settlement, based on an iron Show more… rolling mill and forge to provide mechanical parts for the cotton spinning trade and other industries. Although the works closed a long time ago, today you can still trace their fascinating history in the carefully restored remains of the buildings, old railway lines, and other artefacts.

Visit the splendid Stables, now a Heritage Centre, to find out how wrought iron was made and rolled, and what it was like to work with 800 others amid the noise and heat of the furnaces and forges. You can also follow the local history and geology trails, and find out about your local countryside.
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In the Medlock Valley between Ashton and Oldham, Park Bridge was an early industrial settlement, based on an iron rolling mill and forge to provide mechanical parts for the cotton spinning trade and other industries. Although the works closed a long time ago, today you can still trace their fascinating history in the carefully restored remains of the buildings, old railway lines, and other artefacts.

Visit the splendid Stables, now a Heritage Centre, to find out how wrought iron was made and rolled, and what it was like to work with 800 others amid the noise and heat of the furnaces and forges. You can also follow the local history and geology trails, and find out about your local countryside.

Contact

This activity is organised and run by Tameside Countryside Service.

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