Building Name

Manchester Bury Rochdale and Oldham Steam Tramways

Date
1883
District/Town
Bury
County/Country
GMCA, England
Client
Manchester Bury Rochdale and Oldham Steam Tramways Limited
Work
New Build

The Company was formed for the purpose of constructing, equipping and working a system of steam tramways in the important residential and manufacturing districts in the neighbourhood of Manchester and Salford. …. The first route authorised by the Board of Trade, confirmed by Act of Parliament, was to run from Higher Broughton through Prestwich and Whitefield to Bury extending thence in the directions of Walmersley, Tottington and Heywood.

Reference    Manchester Guardian 2 February 1883 – opening from Bury to Kersal Bar
Reference    Manchester Guardian 23 October 1883 page 1 – prospectus second issue