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Birmingham & Bristol Channel Improved Navigation

Date

1886-1888

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BW164/16

Administrative /‚Äč Biographical history

The Birmingham & Bristol Channel Improved Navigation was conceived to improve communication between Bristol and Gloucester and would have involved enlarging the Worcester & Birmingham Canal to take craft of 200-250 tons. It was supported by the Chambers of Commerce of Worcester, Birmingham and Wolverhampton, but ultimately the Birmingham Corporation decided to support an improved route to London. For more details, see 'The Canals of the West Midlands' by Charles Hadfield.

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