Newspaper Reports, Notices & Advertisements

concerning the Peak Forest Canal

Advertisement in the Derby Mercury on Thursday, 27 November 1800

Advertisement in the Derby Mercury on Thursday, 13 March 1806

Notice in the Liverpool Times on Friday, 3 and Friday, 17 September 1813
The same advertisement was also carried by the Manchester Times during 1813.

Notice in the Derby Mercury on Wednesday, 16 June 1830

Report in the Manchester Times on Saturday, 14 December 1878

†By this time the canal company was owned by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Company.

Report in the Derby Mercury on Wednesday, 17 December 1890

Notice in The London Gazette on Friday, 19 July 1901

The business address for James Potts and Son, Carriers by Canal, is given as Spring Side, Dukinfield. This was on the towpath side of the Lower Peak Forest Canal just beyond the Tame Aqueduct and immediately before the MS&LR Bridge (Stalybridge Branch) over the canal. There were no boat mooring or maintenance facilities on the towpath side of the canal hereabouts but it is feasible that the drydock on Garforth's Private Branch, on the opposite side of the canal, could have been used for maintenance purposes.

It is known that two boats were supplied to James Potts and Son by William Nurser & Sons, Boat Builders and Tarpaulers, situated at Braunston Wharf near Rugby. These were James (early 1910) and Eric (September 1910.)