Mr Monkey crossed Minshull Street and found that the Rochdale Canal had a towpath again. He scampered past the City Police and Sessions Court, which was built by Thomas Worthington as a Crown Court in 1867-73, and extended in 1993-6 by James Stevenson. In 1849 the site was the Manchester Surveyors of Highways' Stone Yards, with another canal arm where the pale patch at waterlevel is now. Mr Monkey was glad he was on the towpath and not crossing the bridge into the cells.
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