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Est.1761 wants to encourage and support people to learn about the heritage of Salford's Bridgewater Canal in exciting and innovative ways. Find out how we are bringing the stories of the canal to life by checking out some of our current projects here. If we've sparked your imagination please contact us at bridgewatercanal@salford.gov.uk to find out more.

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Our new woolly word needs knitters

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Under the Green

Revealing the canal's hidden heritage for British Science Week

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4: Photographing Bridgewater

Over one year, photographic artist Simon Buckley will be capturing Salford’s original canal through a series of photographs, films and the written word.

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Canal in a Box

Borrow one of our new dementia-friendly creative loan boxes, inspired by the Bridgewater Canal. 

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Take Me To The Bridgewater

Unfamiliar stories in new places. .   

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Bridgewater Families

Explore the canal's rich heritage and the diverse natural world that borders it together. We've got a great mix of activities for you to download.

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Minecrafting

Using traditional craft techniques a group of Salford men have built and launched a wooden boat inspired by the local mining vessels of the past. 

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Knitting the Bridgewater

As seen on display at Barton Aqueduct Pocket Park - the woolliest tribute to a swing aqueduct!

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Woven Waves

What we see, what we find, what we feel, what we create. Eccles Girls Group and artist Sarah Marsh respond to Salford's Bridgewater Canal.

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Bridgewater Ballads

Discover the history of working people in the area through the songs that they sang with our ballad project led by performer and writer Jennifer Reid

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Soundwaves & Waterways

We are rediscovering Salford's Bridgewater Canal by collecting memories, environmental sounds and real life accounts from people who have lived and worked in the area.

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Our History

The Past, Present and Future of the Bridgewater Canal - using opera as the catalyst for creative learning.

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Mozart ReMixed

March 2016 brought a timely opportunity for us to introduce the heritage of the Bridgewater Canal to a new group of young people in Salford. 

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See Like a Bat!

During a beautifully sunny British Science Week 2016 we welcomed 140 Salford primary school children to Duke's Drive to experience learning about nature, science and technology.

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Guiding lights

How would you like to pick up some tips from renowned Blue Badge Guide Jonathan Schofield on how to lead a walk or tour ? 

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