The Micklehurst Loop

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The Micklehurst Loop

Postby rogerfarnworth » Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:42 pm

In the last two weeks of January 2021 my wife and I followed the length of the Micklehurst Loop from Stalybridge to Diggle. We had been looking for new local walks to undertake in the spirit of lockdown. The route proved to be a gem. Each day that we walked we travelled along part of the Loop line and then crossed to the neighbouring Huddersfield Narrow Canal for the return journey. Everything was enhanced by the presence of a number of cafes providing take-away drinks, cakes and some more substantial food. Each day we walked around 5 miles, there and back.

This is the first of a number of posts covering the Loop line. ................

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/01/31/th ... oop-part-1

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Re: The Micklehurst Loop

Postby rogerfarnworth » Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:06 pm

This is a short addendum to my first article about the Micklehurst Loop, promoted by a few emails from an online acquaintance, Tony Jervis. ....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/02/05/th ... op-part-1a

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Re: The Micklehurst Loop

Postby Lysander » Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:44 pm

Very interesting read, as ever, Roger.

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Re: The Micklehurst Loop

Postby 6C » Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:27 pm

Yes - great stuff Roger.

Did you know that certainly some of the coal burnt at Hartshead - came from the Point of Ayr colliery - on the North-East tip of Wales !.
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Re: The Micklehurst Loop

Postby rogerfarnworth » Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:48 pm

No, I did not know that Pete.

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Re: The Micklehurst Loop

Postby rogerfarnworth » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:45 pm

A second addendum to the first post about the Micklehurst Loop.

Just a few days after I completed addendum 1A about the first length of The Micklehurst Loop and particularly about Staley and Millbrook Station and Goods Yard, I heard from James Ward who recollected some photographs taken by his father of the demolition of the Spring Grove Viaduct.

He also pointed out a series of photographs on the 'Timepix' website. These are predominantly photographs of the Greater Manchester Revision Point Collection undertaken by/on-behalf-of the Ordnance Survey in the early 1950s and are held by Manchester Libraries. The introduction to the 'Timepix' website makes it clear that all of their watermarked images are free to download and share.

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Re: The Micklehurst Loop

Postby rogerfarnworth » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:58 pm

This is the second length of the Micklehurst Loop. It covers the length between Staley and Millbrook Goods Yard and Micklehurst Passenger Station building. ....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/02/21/th ... oop-part-2

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Re: The Micklehurst Loop

Postby Nyeti » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:26 am

Really interesting reading, thanks! As a local resident I've walked parts of the line many times but I've never seen such a comprehensive survey.

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Re: The Micklehurst Loop

Postby rogerfarnworth » Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:38 am

Thank you ...........

The third length of the Micklehurst Loop takes us from Micklehurst Passenger Station House to Chew Valley Road Bridge in Greenfield. ......

https://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/02/22/t ... oop-part-3

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Re: The Micklehurst Loop

Postby rogerfarnworth » Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:46 pm

Since publishing the first three articles about the Micklehurst Loop. I have had a trickle feed of comments, particularly about the Staley and Millbrook Goods Yard. This short addendum to the first article seeks to bring those items together in one place. It is the fourth addendum to that first post.

https://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/03/07/t ... goods-yard

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Re: The Micklehurst Loop

Postby rogerfarnworth » Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:51 pm

An addendum to the post about the third length of the Micklehurst Loop which covers a 1963 image contributed by Keith Norgrove and some further information about Mossley Gas Works and its sidings. .....

https://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/03/09/t ... op-part-3a

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Re: The Micklehurst Loop

Postby rogerfarnworth » Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:21 pm

This last post on the Micklehurst Loop completes the journey to Diggle and takes us to the mouths of the Standedge tunnels and Diggle Station.

We completed our walk in January but returned in April to take a few pictures at the site of what was once Diggle Station. ....

https://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/04/16/t ... oop-part-4


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