Hulme Locks Junction

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Hulme Locks Junction

Hulme Locks Junction

Hulme Locks Junction is where the Hulme Locks Branch (to the right of the photo) meets the main line of the Bridgewater Canal.

The Hulme Locks Branch once provided a link from the Bridgewater Canal to the River Irwell and the Manchester Ship Canal.  It closed in 1995 when Pomona Lock was opened to provide an alternative link.

Waterway and Kilometerage BRIDGEW-HLB 00.300.01
OS Grid Reference SJ 82803 97465
Date and Time 160201 113433
Copyright © Paul Balmer

1 Response

  1. Charles Russell says:

    interesting to come across these details of the old Hume Locks branch
    of the Bridgewater Canal.
    Back in the late 1930’s when my father had a tug on the Bridgewater Canal towing ‘ flats ‘ to Kellogg’s was a regular job ( the water there was always like ink !!! )
    We also dropped down Hulme Locks to access the Manchester Ship Canal and as I recall at the turn of the lock flight was the base for a barge company named Parkers ???
    At the bottom of the locks on the River Irwell was a warehouse belonging to Lloyds where we often picked up barges.
    I was only 5 years old then but can recall those days and the great pies I was sent ashore for !!!
    A special treat was a trip in the evening to Hume Hippodrome.

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