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Reconstruction at Piccadilly Lock 85 on the Rochdale Canal
Black and white photograph showing numerous workmen in and beside the lock in traditional navvy costume, the area has been emptied of water. There are wooden platforms, a barge, wheelbarrows and other equipment on the canal bed. There are extensive overhead gantries above the lock with workmen who are constructing movable objects [possibly cranes]. In the background there are industrial buildings.