The Rochdale Canal is a navigable broad canal in Northern England, between Manchester and Sowerby Bridge, part of the connected system of the canals of Great Britain. Its name refers to the town of Rochdale, in Greater Manchester, through which it passes.
The water tower is a well-known local landmark, sitting at the top of a hill. The road to the lower right is Essex Way, that to the mid-left is Vicarage Hill (the vicarage is at the bottom). The road to the upper right of the tower.