Greenbooth Reservour – Rochdale

Author tch0rt - Last updated: 03.02.2014

Nothing worse than having to bodge together a way out because some filthy pikey cunt has nicked the ladders

I had a job down the road then a job so decided to pop in to check the spillway out

Submerged under the Greenbooth reservoir are the remains of a weaving mill and the village of Greenbooth. The reservoir lies three miles north west of Rochdale, just outside the village of Norden. The weaving mill was built in the 1840s on or near the site of a corn mill. It specialised in producing woollen flannel, which would have been distributed to clothing manufacturers across northern England. Its original owner was James Butterworth, who in due course passed it to his son-on-law, a Mr Hutchinson.

Greenbooth Reservoir took over two years to build and was completed in 1961, at a cost of £2,101,000. It was planned and built by the Heywood and Middleton Water Board. The dam itself is at the southern end of the Naden valley and it is the lowest of four reservoirs built in the valley. The dam is 117 feet high and 1,000 feet long

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