Lower Peak Forest Canal

Boiler Explosion at Apethorn Mill

Manchester Times
10 Sep 1887

*The mills were in the shape of a letter 'U'.

Apethorn lengthman's house and canal towpath looking towards Hyde, Sep 1887.

This view shows part of the boiler that was blown over the canal from Apethorn Mill when the boiler exploded on the evening of the 7 Sep 1887.

Gee Cross Mill (formerly Apethorn Mill) looking towards Hyde, early 20th century.

The narrow in the canal is Apethorn Stop Place.