Ashton packet boat co

Ashton Packet Boat Company (Boatyard) 

On the left, we are passing the Ashton Packet Boat Company boatyard.   The site was originally a boat repair yard owned by the Ashton Moss Colliery.   It opened around 1860, and had its own fleet of boats moored up ready to transport coal along the canal to Ashton and Manchester.   When trading along the canal ceased, the yard became derelict, and was left to decay.


In 1975, the dock and workshops became the Ashton Packet Boat Company, and is now a bustling boatyard, providing moorings for a host of boats, and repairs to all kinds of canal traffic.


Community Spirit 2 - Portland Basin to Droylden and return
  1. Brief History
  2. Former Ashton Canal Warehouse
  3. The Hooley Hill Rubber and Chemical Company
  4. Prince’s Dock (former short-arm canal)
  5. Jeremy Brook Bridge
  6. Guide Bridge and Saint Stephen’s Church
  7. Winding Hole
  8. Fairfield Road Bridge, Droylsden (towards Fairfield Junction)
  9. Site of former Robertson’s Jam factory
  10. Lumb Lane Bridge
  11. Ashton Packet Boat Company (Boatyard) 
  12. Former Oxford Cotton Mill
  13. Margaret Street Bridge (and former Junction Mills)
  14. Dukinfield Aqueduct