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Papers of Jack F Pownall

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Papers of Jack F Pownall: correspondence [1950]-1974, Inland Waterways Association publications 1965, publications by J F Pownall 1925-1957, papers relating to J F Pownall's projects 1964, maps relating to J F Pownall's projects 1932-1957.

Date

1925-1987

Reference code

BW187

Administrative /‚Äč Biographical history

Jack F Pownall is best known for his idea of creating a grand contour canal to run down the natural contours of England and Wales. He also planned to use it as a national water grid in conjunction with other local schemes which he thought up. This extensive project was never realised mostly due to the high costs involved.

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