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Transport in the local area through time

What we will be learning:


In this topic, it will focus upon a local history study - The local trainline through Whitworth and the development of transport to the present. The children will gain an understanding of the political and social aspects that once were prevalent in a local area. They will consider the achievements and follies of man through the creation and expansion of the steam train. It will focus on a time beyond 1066, and consider the impact of transport upon local industry to the wider world.


The topic will link nicely to the unit children will build upon in Year 5: Industrial Revolution and the impact upon Whitworth. Here the children will revise the learning again to develop a deeper understanding into how important the train line was to industry at that time.



Rare colour cine film (without sound) of an L&YR Class steam engine travelling along Healey Dell Viaduct. in August 1967, the single line track from Rochdale.

The Bacup Branch

Photos of the long gone railway line from Bury to Bacup

Over and under the 100 foot high Healey Dell Viaduct!

A walk from the industrial ruins of the Healey Dell Nature Reserve up over the hill with views over Rochdale.