This page contains a few pictures of the Croal which is the principal river
of Bolton on which early industry and life was built. Quite a lot of the
river runs culverted, and there is a web site dedicated to the exploration
of these sections at
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River Croal mid west town March 2000
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The Croal being covered for new development c1997
This picture was taken during the early stages of the new development being
built on Bridge Street.
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River Croal mid west of town April 2001
Edmund Street links Bark Street and West end of Deansgate.
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River Croal mid town April 2001
This is taken a little off Bark Street
You should be able to make out the top of the gasometers in Spa Road.
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River Croal view from Churchgate December 2002
This is a more up to date image of the one that appears in Churchgate.
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