Plan­ning a canal

Canal Boat - - Letters -

HERE’S A CO­IN­CI­DENCE. I’ve just read the ar­ti­cle about the Leeds & Liver­pool Canal ( CB, Nov). About three weeks ago I came by two plans from the Went­worth Es­tate which were be­ing binned, can you believe? A friend of mine res­cued them.

One is a 1815 hand copy of the pro­posed route of the L& L (pic­tured), and the other an 1816 hand copy of the Dearne & Dove Coal Canal.

I found the in­for­ma­tion about the lo­ca­tion of the coal and quar­ries par­tic­u­larly in­ter­est­ing as they are the whole rea­son for the route of the canal.

I need to get the old plans cleaned and flat­tened out and then I in­tend to frame them at some point. KERRY BROOKSBANK, via email

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.