Work starts on England's highest aqueduct in Marple
A team of engineers have started restoration works on England's highest aqueduct.
The repairs to the 315ft (96m) long, three-arch Marple Aqueduct near Stockport are part of a wider £2.3m project called "Revealing Oldknow's Legacy", a joint venture between the Canal and River Trust and Mellor Archaeological Trust.
It aims to revive the legacy of Samuel Oldknow, one of the leading industrialists of the early cotton industry, and the first successful maker of British muslin.
BBC North West Tonight's Judy Hobson spoke to the engineers working on the 200 year-old aqueduct - 100ft (30m) above the River Goyt.
18 Feb 2015
- From the section Manchester