We started work on site in March 2015. Fillie, our giant tunnelling machine exited the tunnel at Farnworth in October 2015.

To Manchester : Through a 3ft wide gate, along a ramp (51 paces, 1:12 ? 1:17 slope) and onto the platform To Bolton : Through a 3ft wide gate, along a ramp (80 paces, 1:9 slope) to the and onto the platform. Access onto trains by means of wheelchair ramp

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The town has two leisure centres. The first is Farnworth Leisure Centre with a swimming pool and is located on Brackley Street.[30] The second one is Harper Green Community Leisure Centre and is located on Harper Green Road.[31]

The owner of Farnworth Paper mills, T. B. Crompton, patented a continuous-drying process which contributed to the mechanisation of papermaking in 1821.[7]

Around 120 people are working on the project 24/7. We will have worked around 580,000 man hours by the time we finish the project.

Farnworth and Moses Gate railway stations are served by Northern Rail who operate services on the Manchester to Preston Line.

Historically in Lancashire, Farnworth lies on the River Irwell and the River Croal. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001, it had a population of 25,264 people.[2] It was increased to 30,271 at the United Kingdom Census 2011, by combining the population figures of the Farnworth ward (15,793),[3] which covers the eastern half of the town, and the Harper Green ward (14,478),[4] which covers the western half side.

Farnworth Cricket Club, founded in 1870, plays its home games at Bridgeman Park. It participates in the Bolton Cricket League, as do Farnworth Social Circle.[citation needed]

If you are looking to improve your health and fitness, why not try a new workout class , work out in the newly refurbished fitness suite or simply spend your leisure time in a social environment, Farnworth Leisure Centre has got it all!

Royal Bolton Hospital (formerly known as the Fishpool Institution, Townleys Hospital, and Bolton General Hospital) is in Farnworth. An Emergency Department was added when Bolton Royal Infirmary in Bolton closed in the early 1990s and moved to the Farnworth site.

Details about the census records, and indexes for Farnworth.

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Farnworth has a number of parks and recreation grounds.[32] The largest is Farnworth Park, close to the town centre, has undergone redevelopment as part of Bolton Council's Children's Strategy.[32] There is also Ellesmere Park on the west side of the town centre, Bradford Street Recreation Ground in New Bury, and Doe Hey Playing Fields in Harper Green.[32]

Farnworth F.C. is a youth football that plays its home games at Darley Park, with winter training taking place at Harper Green School.[45]

The adjoining open land of Halshaw Moor became an area for recreation for the town, hosting the annual Halshaw Moor Wakes that were described as

The highest operating part of the telephone is 1140 mm above floor level.

This is the Farnworth near Widnes. See also Farnworth in Deane.

Farnworth has nine primary schools and three secondary schools. Harper Green School is home to the Alan Ball Sports Hall,[33] as well as the Peter Kay Theatre.[34] In 2006, Peter Kay filmed a music video at Harper Green with the Scottish band Texas.[34]

A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 5. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1911.

Farnworth derives from the Old English fearn, fern and worth an enclosure.[5] Farnworth was recorded as Farneworth and Farnewrth in 1278 and 1279 and Ffornword in a land survey of 1282.[6]

You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.

We first hit an area of loose sand on 14 August when our engineers saw it suddenly pouring into the tunnel. This slowed progress and created big voids, the largest of which needed filling with around 35 tonnes of grout. Again on August 27, sand poured into the excavated area and our engineers had to remove 100 tonnes of material by hand.

The Anglican Diocese of Manchester has three active places of worship in Farnworth. The oldest is the Parish Church of St John the Evangelist on Church Street and was consecrated in 1826.[35] The two other active Anglican churches in Farnworth are St Catharine's LEP Church, Highfield Road, Dixon Green, which is shared with the Methodist Church, and St George's Church, Daisy Avenue, just off Plodder Lane.[36]

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Farnworth is situated north of junctions 3 and 4 of the M61 motorway. The main roads run through the town are the A666 (Farnworth & Kearsley By-Pass), the A575 (Egerton St/Albert Rd/Worsley Rd), the A5082 (Buckley Lane/Long Causeway), the A6053 (Bolton Rd/Market St/Manchester Rd), and the B6199 (Plodder Lane).

In 1835 Farnworth was a chapelry in the township of Widnes, in the parish of Prescot.

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Farnworth was originally a hamlet in Barton. In the 13th century it was held by the Lords of Barton and Manchester. By 1320 Adam Lever, Richard Hulton and Richard Redford held the manor as tenants. Later the manor was acquired by the Hultons of Over Hulton. In 1666 there were 91 hearths in Farnworth liable to pay tax. The commons were enclosed in 1798. There was a watermill on the River Croal.[6]

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Under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, the Radcliffe-cum-Farnworth constituency was established with one Member of Parliament (MP). [17] The constituency was abolished in 1918 with Radcliffe becoming part of the Heywood and Radcliffe constituency,[18] and Farnworth having its own Parliament constituency. The Farnworth constituency[19] continued until it was abolished in 1983 and became part of the Bolton South East constituency.[20]


Other Christian places of worship in the town include Trinity Methodist Church on Market Street,[40] Farnworth Baptist Church on Trafford Street,[41] the United Reformed Church on Albert Road, [42] and the Salvation Army Citadel on Brackley Street.[43]

The town expanded rapidly in the 18th and 19th centuries around the coal mining industry. The collieries were part of an extensive mine complex, the Worsley Navigable Levels whose underground canals stretched from the Delph at Worsley and linked the mines to the Bridgewater Canal. Other industry included iron foundries and cotton mills.

Farnworth Little Theatre, established in 1948, is an amateur theatre group and is situated on Cross Street.[29]

Once the electrification work is complete, electric trains will be able to run between Manchester and Preston, providing more capacity and quicker direct links between cities and towns across the north of England. Electric trains are greener, quieter and more reliable too.

Derby Rd, Wesleyan Methodist You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Farnworth area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map. Civil Registration The Register Office covering the Farnworth area is Halton.

Despite more than 1,500 test holes being drilled to try and predict the ground conditions in the area, engineers encountered far more sand than was predicted, making the tunnel boring process extremely slow adding weeks to the programme. It proved impossible to safely excavate while concurrently installing and grouting sections of tunnel wall as was originally planned.

Ask for the gazetteer for a calculation of the distance from Farnworth to another place.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford has only one church in Farnworth, Our Lady of Lourdes' Church on Plodder Lane.[39] There had been another, St Gregory the Great's Church on Presto Street, but it closed in 2004.[39]

In September, we announced that work on Farnworth Tunnel was to be extended beyond the original completion date of Sunday 4 October. The reason for this was due to exceptionally poor ground conditions and unforeseen running sands which the machine had come across during boring. This slowed the excavation speed and created voids which needed filling before boring could safely continue.