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One Thousand Hours
by Jeff Clarke

Jeff has been bird watching on Carrington Moss for many years, since 2013 he has concentrated on the area around Sinderland Green. In 2017 he published the following report, which he has kindly allowed us to share. It really is a fascinating read.


Skelton Junction

Neil Munro – Facebook post 1st May 2020 It is surprising how the railways played such an important part in the development of Carrington Moss as we see it today. The moss was purchased by Manchester Corporation and drained. It was developed into an area for dumping the increasing amount of waste from a growing Manchester. They created the farmland we see today. A number of the main raised roadways criss crossing the moss were used to bring in night waste from Manchester to unloading facilities near where the power station is located. At first this was by river navigation then by the Manchester Ship Canal when this was built. Trains would then traverse the network distributing the waste.

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