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1905

Sheffield and South Yorkshire New Junction Canal

The Sheffield and South Yorkshire New Junction Canal was opened.

Sheffield and South Yorkshire New Junction Canal

William Hammond Bartholomew

His new canal was completed at a total cost of 300,000.

1906

British Canals: Is Their Resuscitation Practicable?

By Edwin A Pratt. Published by John Murray.

Grand Junction Canal

Gordon Cale Thomas

In his evidence to the Royal Commission he (with the support of the Grand Junction Company) suggested thr building of more inclided planes as part of a plan to enlarge the canals to 80-ton standard. He blamed the lack of traffic on the Leicester line on the bad condition and high tolls of the railway-owned Cromford and Nottingham canals and the disuse of the Nutbrook Canal.

North Wilts Canal

Traffic ceased.

River Ouse (Yorkshire)

A Creer

He suggested a half tide weir below the Wharfe junction.

Portsmouth & Arundel Canal

No traffic after 1906.

River Trent

Promoted by Act.

Our Waterways

A History of Inland Navigation considered as a Branch of Water Conservancy by W H R Ashford & U A Forbes (336 pages) Published by Murray.

1907

Aire and Calder Navigation and River Aire

Henry Pickard

He was appointed engineer.

Mersey & Irwell Navigation

The River Irwell by J Corbett, Published by E J Morten 1974 Believed to be a reprint of a 1907 book.

Manchester Ship Canal

History of the Manchester Ship Canal by Sir B T Leech , Published by Sherratt & Hughes - 2 volumes

Manchester Ship Canal - River Irwell Upper Reach

The River Irwell by J Corbett , Published by E J Morten 1974 Believed to be a reprint of a 1907 book.

Norfolk and Suffolk Broads

Promoted by Act.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

A W Stansfeld

Following the death of the company engineer, R H White, he resigned his directorship and became general manager and engineer.

1909

River Humber

Sir William Matthews

He studied the estuary and issued a critical to the Humber Conservancy Board, The board concluded that 367,000 needed to be spent on improvements.

River Nene

A H Plowright

As engineer of the Nene third district he gave evidence to the Royal Commission on Canals and Waterways on the poor state of the Wisbech Canal and River Nene.

1910

Canals and Traders, The Argument Pictorial

By Edwin A Pratt, Published by P S King.

Basingstoke Canal

The 1869 Winding-up order found to be invalid.

Glan-Y-Wern Canal

Disused after 1910.

Liskeard & Looe Union Canal

Closed around 1910.

River Thames

The Thames by G E Mitton, Published by Blackie & Son Ltd - Beautiful England series.

1911

The Flower of Gloster

By Ernest Temple Thurston , Published by Williams & Norgate. Classic story of an early canal boat trip, illustrated by W R Dakin.

1912

History of Inland Transport & Communication

History of Inland Transport & Communication in England by Edwin A Pratt, The first study to treat the various forms of transport as one entity. Published by Kegan Paul.

River Thames

Boulter's Lock at Maidenhead rebuilt and enlarged.

River Weaver

John Arthur Saner

He attended a conference of local authorities at Stoke-on-Trent to press for the extension of the Weaver to the Potteries.

1914

North Wilts Canal

Abandoned by an Act.

Plas Kynaston Canal

Closed.

River Thames

The Thames Highway by Fred S Thacker published.

Wilts and Berks Canal

Closed.

River Trent

Frank Rayner

He left the company for service in the First World War.

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