The encased steam engine is at the far end. Left of centre the tower of the
Victoria Hall in Knowsley Street can be seen.
This is the Corliss Engine, and was made in Bolton by Hick Hargreaves in 1866,
and was used in Ford Ayrton and Co., Bentham, Yorkshire a silk spinning mill
It was put in this case by the Bolton Corporation in 1973 when the
Newport Street and Oxford Street pedestrianised area was opened.
There is a web site dedicated to stationary engines such as this at
This is the far end of Oxford Street looking behind the corliss engine. There
is a picture of a group of people stood outside the shop on the right, can you guess why?
This image was taken on my mobile phone and is a very recent addition to
Oxford Street as a tribute to the well known Boltonian Fred Dibnah. (Image
will be replaced with higher quality one in time).
Go to Deansgate junction Knowsley Street
You can go onto Deansgate or into Knowsley Street.
Go into Victoria Square
This will take you to the beginning of the virtual walk and past the start
You may also go back the way you came by hitting your browsers BACK
Back to the town hall steps
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