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Shropshire Union Main Line

Description: Runs 66.5 miles from Autherley Junction, where it joins the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, to Ellesmere Port where it joins the Manchester Ship Canal.

History: Promoted by Acts of 1772, 1793 and 1826. The original canal companies were formed into The Shropshire Union in 1846.

January 1775

Northgate Staircase Locks constructed between 1775 and 1797.

January 1779

Northgate Staircase Locks constructed between 1775 and 1797.

January 1797

Northgate Staircase Locks constructed between 1775 and 1797.

January 1846

The original canal companies were formed into The Shropshire Union.

Early January 1890

George R Jebb

He made an estimate of 895,475 to rebuild the 66.5 miles of canal from Ellesmere Port to Autherley to take larger craft.

January 1959

IWA National Rally at Chester.

January 1995

IWA National Festival at Chester.

 

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