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Thread #48566 Message #4181752
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
16-Sep-23 - 04:35 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Battle of Sowerby Bridge
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Battle of Sowerby Bridge
The 'Aerial Flight' at Shipley Glen was a cable car ride operating between two wooden towers. It was built in 1889 and demolished in 1920.
The 'Aerial Glide' was constructed in about 1900. Riders sat in chairs suspended from a steel track and descended under the force of gravity. The riders alighted at the bottom and climbed the steps back to the top; the cars were then hoisted back to the station. It was demolished in 2004.
There were other rides too; the Shipley Glen Tramway, a funicular, is the only survivor.