Historical Information

The canal was closed to through traffic in 1951 despite the, then, newly formed IWA identifying it as being at risk. Following forty years of campaigning and voluntary restoration work, it was reopened by the Queen in 1990.


See also:

Waterways A-Z
Map of UK Waterways

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