Iron globe installed on canal

Globe sculpture depicting trade routes around the World and highlighting the role of the Rochdale Canal in Global trade
Globe sculpture depicting trade routes around the World and highlighting the role of the Rochdale Canal in Global trade
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A cast iron globe has been installed on the Rochdale Canal in Todmorden.

The attraction, in the Lever Street car park, is part of the Canal Connections project, an initiative led by Pennine Prospects to improve heritage interpretation on the Rochdale Canal. It is one of a number of pieces that have already been installed along the length of the canal as part of the project, which began before the recent floods.

The globe shows how Todmorden became connected to the rest of the world once the canal opened in 1804.

Ruth Hair, from Pennine Prospects, said: “The more people touch it, tracing the trade routes or just spotting all the places they have been, the more polished the globe will become.”