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Gloucester and Sharpness Canal Canal

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The Origins of Gloucester's Canal by Hugh Conway-Jones

A canal was urgently needed in 1792 to by-pass the difficult and treacherous 25 mile stretch of the River Severn below Gloucester. However as this paper shows obtaining the act was not straightforward.

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The junction of the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal with the Stroudwater Navigation at Saul in 1982