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Shropshire Union - Llangollen Canal

Description: Runs 46 miles from Llantysilio Bridge, near Llangollen, to Hurleston Junction, where it joins the Shropshire Union main line

History: Promoted by Acts of 1793 and 1796.

January 1793

Promoted by an Act.

January 1795

Staircase locks built at Grindley Brook.

January 1796

Promoted by an Act.

January 1871

George R Jebb

He was appointed to the Board of the tramway company building a line down the Ceiriog valley to join the canal at near Chirk.

January 1873

George R Jebb

He suggested the canal from Llangollen and the Weston Branch could be converted into a narrow-gauge railway and extended to Wem.

January 1921

Canals, Cruises, and Contentment by A Neal, Published by Heath Cranton - Illustrated book describing two round trips, one to Llangollen and one to Oxford, from the authors home next to the Derby Canal.

January 1935

Vagabonding Through the Midlands by W Byford-Jones, Published by Heath Cranton - Includes a pleasure trip by narrowboat from Wolverhampton to Llangollen.

 

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