Saturday, 8 November 2014
Out on the Turnpike trail again....found a great website and walk. The route went along packhorse trails and up from the canalside near Marsden to the Olive Branch restaurant on Manchester Road- this is the date stone from the original inn. " A trade route between Liverpool and Hull passed this way; the inn’s name comes from a settlement with America made by Lord Lewisham, who owned the Dartmouth Estate which covers much of the area. After being Prime Minister during the Napoleonic wars, he was Home Secretary at the time of the Peterloo Massacre in 1819."