Salfordcity and metropolitan borough in the west-central part of the metropolitan county of Greater Manchesterhistoric county of Lancashire Sutton escort rates, northwestern England.
It lies immediately west of the city of Manchester. Andrew Dunn Flemish weavers first settled in Salford aboutand it became an important centre of domestic textile production. Beginning in the late 18th century, its cottage industries gave way to factory production, and Salford rapidly became one of the most important cotton textile towns.
Coal mining and heavy engineering were also ificant. Eccles, within the boundaries of modern Salford city, was another Halifax sex with man town, and Worsley was important for coal mining.
Francis Egerton, 3rd duke of Bridgewaterwho lived at Worsley Old Hall, employed the engineer James Brindley to construct the Bridgewater Canalthe first true canal in England, to let him transport coal cheaply to Manchester Sweet spa Kettering review his Family friendly hotels City of London in Worsley.
The only premodern building in Salford is Ordsall Hallthe ancient seat of the Radcliffe family. The University of Salfordfounded as the Royal Technical Institute in university statushas large engineering and technological departments.
Area metropolitan borough, 37 square miles 97 square km. Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription.
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