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Roman Catholic cathedral

Towering above the canal is the tall spire of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Peter. It was built in 1859 at a cost of just over £2000. The gothic architecture makes a dramatic change from the canal-side mills.

Fred Dibnah stood in mill yard Fred Dibnah

Repairing the weather vane on top of the cathedral’s 73 metres (240 foot) high spire called for someone experienced in tall buildings.

Listen to Derrick Hudson explain

Last date edited: 17 July 2015