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Upper Avon

Description: Runs from Stratford to Evesham where it joins the Lower Avon.

History: Before the restoration of navigation the last barge is said to have navigated this part of the river in 1873.

January 1873

The last barge is said to have navigated this part of the river in 1873.

January 1963

An Inland Waterways Association member offers 80,000 to help restore navigation.

January 1964

IWA National Rally at Stratford-upon-Avon.

January 1965

The Upper Avon Navigation Trust was incorporated on 26 August.

January 1972

The Upper Avon Navigation Act passed making the Upper Avon Navigation Trust Ltd the navigation authority for the river.

January 1974

Official reopening of navigation on 1 June.

 

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