Bridgewater Canal Corridor
From Coal to Cornflakes!
From the 2014 summer term, primary schools will be able to book a specially commissioned piece of theatre to bring the Bridgewater Canal to the classroom.
What is it?
It's a funny, fast-paced and factual whistle-stop guide to everything you didn't know you needed to know about how the canal came to be and how it changed the world.
Created in conjunction with Curriculum Plus and teachers and part of the heritage learning programme for the Bridgewater Canal, it's a 40 minute performance, a workshop and a classroom teaching pack. Bespoke packages available to meet your needs.
To book or to make an enquiry please contact email@example.com.
You can download a transcript of this video at the bottom of this page.
£5.5 million facelift for the Bridgewater Canal
The Bridgewater Canal is about to be transformed. In early February 2014, we announced funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to revitalise the Bridgewater Canal in Salford has been secured.
A walk along the banks of the Bridgewater 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.
The Bridgewater Canal in Salford is at the beginning of a real transformation into a canal that is once again a genuine focus for local, regional and national communities.
The Bridgewater Canal will be transformed with new towpaths, information panels, rejuvenated parks, events and celebrations. Worsley Delph and Barton Aqueduct will be reopened and unveiled to the public for the first time in years.
Activities and events will start in April 2014 with volunteer conservation afternoons, bear hunts and Easter challenges.
There will also be heritage walks, bat walks and canal crafts.
Physical works will start early next year and are expected to be finished in summer 2016.
We are at a very exciting time in the Bridgewater Canal's heritage - you can find out more about the plans via our improvements leaflet below.
You can also find out more about the canal and Salford's other tourist attractions at the Visit Salford website.
Bridgewater Canal iPhone app
A free Bridgewater Canal iPhone app written by Salford residents can be downloaded by anybody interested in the historic waterway.
Canal visitors making their way from Boothstown to Barton can use the app to look out for landmarks, buildings and animals. Features also include historic images of the canal, interesting facts and memories from local people.
As part of the Bridgewater Canal 250th anniversary, The Friends of Salford Museum and Art Gallery have written the app with help from Salford City Council and Salford Community Leisure. It's been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
- Coal to Cornflakes transcript (Adobe PDF format, 46kb)
- Bridgewater Canal Leaflet and calendar of events (Adobe PDF format, 4.2mb)
If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.
This page was last updated on 9 April 2014