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Report - Gripper, Manchester - May 2014


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I arrived late for the meet so decided to pop down Gripper to see if anyone was about still

The usual stash of drug paraphernalia littered the outfall

it's a nice little culvert that doesn't require wellies so if you're in the area and fancy trying out drains give it a go :)

Platt fields, Rusholme, the drain is part of the Very Ancient Mickle, or Great Ditch.

Sometimes called Nico Ditch Well-known A.D.1200. Extending over Five Miles from here to Ashton Moss and Bounding Several Townships Described fully in Vol. xxiii. of Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society.

The ditch is said to have formed a defensive line against Danish or Viking raiders attacking up the Mersey. The story is that it was dug in the space of one night - quite a feat in the ninth century-as it measures at five miles, 183 yards.



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Nice video attached and awesome pics, wouldn't mind having a wander through this though, mind you always wondered what's beyond the grated section and if it's deep or not?...

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