Manchester “Carbon Capital Heritage Tour” this Sunday, 9th November

Manchester World Development Movement offer a tour meeting outside the Bridgewater Hall on Sun 9th November at 13.30 and going for a walk considering Manchester’s social, spiritual, economic, radical history with special ref. to bankrolling carbon (past and present) and looking at power from the Bridgewater Canal to the Co-op’s PV and wind turbines and those at the bottom of Cheetham Hill.
Although this is an event for people other than protestors we’re planning on stopping outside some banks in Spinningfields to stage photos and hand in letters protesting at their involvement financing fossil fuel extraction. We expect to end at the Watt Statue in Piccadilly Gardens. at 16. 30 so people can have a cup of tea before it gets dark.

We’re inviting people to contribute £3 if waged, but don’t want that to stop people coming.

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3 Responses to Manchester “Carbon Capital Heritage Tour” this Sunday, 9th November

  1. What is this ‘power from the Bridgewater Canal’ about?

    • don’t know. Ask Stephen Pennels!

      • I cannot see any opportunities to get power from the Bridgewater Canal, as it is completely flat. There may be some overflows, which will only be productive in heavy rains. I have considered the Cornbrook, which flows under the Bridgewater, as a possible source for a micro-hydro scheme. Though the flow from the Cornbrook, would be deemed uneconomical. The same goes for the River Medlock, which flows under the Catlefield Basin and re-emerges at Potato Wharf. Both the Bridgewater Canal and Manchester Ship Canal, where sold to Peel Holdings some years ago by Manchester City Council. The is another possible site for micro-hydro, near the City Centre on the River Irk, but I have not done any real research into its viability. Stephen Pennels, rings a bell?

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