In early February 2014, Salford City Council secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Peel Holdings and other partner organisations to revitalise the Bridgewater Canal in Salford.
A walk along the banks of the canal is a journey to the past and a glimpse into the future. Every stretch of the waterway has a story to tell us about human ingenuity, endurance and events that shaped both Salford and the world. This is a place of global importance, inspired by the vision of three men and the toil of hundreds of nameless heroes.
Est.1761 is project that is working towards the ongoing transformation of the Bridgewater Canal in Salford. Developing it into a waterway that is once again a genuine focus for local, regional and national communities. The canal will be see new towpaths, information panels, rejuvenated parks, events and celebrations. The foundations of Brindley's original stone aqueduct from 1761 will be uncovered for all to see and public access to the canal's historic starting point at Worsley Delph will be improved.