Barton, Salford, Greater Manchester

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Barton or Barton-upon-Irwell as it is more commonly known is part of the city of Salford, Greater Manchester.

Home to the worlds first swinging aqueduct, which carries the Bridgewater canal over the Manchester ship canal. Source; Eccles library archives.

Home of the oldest flying club in Great Britain, Barton Aerodrome opened on 29th January 1930. Link to History on Barton Aerodrome (http://www.webbaviation.flyer.co.uk/tour_of_barton/tour_of_barton.htm)

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