Where I lived on Windle Hall Drive we had "Top Chippy" where the no.6 used to turn round and "bottom Chippy" by the Hope and Anchor. My earliest memories were it was 9d for fish, chips were a tanner a bag.
Botany Bay / Bygone Times near Chorley had an old Pilks Fire engine on display some 15 years back. It was one where the firemen clung onto the side. Don't remember the make but it had a DJ registration plate.
Rolled plate is alive and well. The work you saw is the internal clearance of the old RP2 plant.
There is no longer the same output into the canal because of a more efficient "closed loop" type of cooling system.