DIVERTING THE RIVER NEAR EASTWOOD, TODMORDEN, 1901
The photo shows the new route of the river running parallel to the main road, with the old river still in operation. The river was diverted in order to construct new sewage works at Sandbed.
On 26th June 1901 the Mayor of Todmorden, Alderman William Ormerod, cut the first sod. He was presented with the spade, which carried the following inscription: Presented to the Mayor of Todmorden, Ald Wm Ormerod, Esq., J.P. of Scaitcliffe Hall by the contractors on the occasion of the cutting of the first sod by His Worship in connection with the river diversion for the sewage disposal works at Sandbed. June 26th 1901. Wm Jones & Co., contractors