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It is known for being the start of the Bridgewater Canal. The Bridgewater Canal is a Canal in North West England, connecting Runcorn, Manchester, and Leigh.
The canal runs from what used to be a quarry at Worsley Delph – where it links with the old coal mine workings of the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater – to Castlefield in Manchester. Canals are artificial channels for water There are two types of canals water conveyance canals which are used for the conveyance and delivery of water and Waterways Mining is the extraction of valuable Minerals or other geological materials from the earth usually (but not always from an Ore body Francis Egerton 3rd Duke of Bridgewater (21 May 1736 &ndash 8 March 1803 (also the 6th Earl of Bridgewater known as Lord Francis Egerton until 1748 was a British nobleman This canal is fed by the water drained from these mine workings, known as the Worsley Navigable Levels, and it is known as the first true canal in England (as opposed to a river navigation), however, the Sankey Canal which is to the west, towards Liverpool, was constructed several years before the Bridgewater and has true claim to this title. The Worsley Navigable Levels are an extensive series of Coal mines in Worsley in the City of Salford in Greater Manchester, England The Sankey Canal, which is also known as the Sankey Brook Navigation and the St Helens Canal, is a canal in Lancashire, in the northwest of When the canal was in use (other than for leisure), the village had many industries to support the life of the canal. There is a monument to the Duke of Bridgewater on the village green. His home, Worsley Old Hall, still stands, but Worsley New Hall and the Brick Hall, the home of his descendants are now demolished.
Famous people to come from Worsley include the actress Helen Cherry (the granddaughter of Jesse Wallwork the managing director of Bridgewater Estates), Mary Wibberley (the writer), England cricket captain Michael Vaughan, England cricketers the Tyldesleys, Kenneth Wolstenholme (the Television commentator), the world's only non-Spanish bull fighter. Michael Paul Vaughan OBE (born 29 October 1974 in Eccles, Salford, England is a Cricketer for Yorkshire and England. Tyldesley (pronounced "tils-lee" is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England. Kenneth Wolstenholme DFC & Bar ( July 17, 1920 - March 25, 2002) was the football commentator for BBC It is also the home of footballers David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Alan Ball, Frank Worthington and Jason Wilcox. David Robert Joseph Beckham, and is also a member of the England national team. Ryan Joseph Giggs OBE (born Ryan Joseph Wilson on 29 November 1973 in Ely, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom Alan James Ball Jr, MBE (12 May 1945 &ndash 25 April 2007 was an English professional footballer and football club manager Frank Stewart Worthington (born 23 November 1948 is a former English footballer. Jason Wilcox (born 15 July 1971 in Bolton, Lancashire, England) is a former professional footballer who played as a left
Coal has been mined around Worsley since the 14th century, originally in open-cast pits. The coal seams in the area tend to be fairly thin, and to slant downwards from north to south, and so deeper mining became necessary during the 17th century. 
The 3rd Duke of Bridgewater's nephew, Francis, inherited his uncle's fortune and became Lord Ellesmere. Francis Egerton 3rd Duke of Bridgewater (21 May 1736 &ndash 8 March 1803 (also the 6th Earl of Bridgewater known as Lord Francis Egerton until 1748 was a British nobleman He is recorded as saying that he found Worsley to be "a God-forsaken place, full of drunken, rude people with deplorable morals".