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Aire & Dun Canal project.

Description of Aire & Dun Canal project.: A proposed canal from the Aire at Knottingley to the dutch river at Newbridge, with a branch from Norton to the Don at Doncaster.

History of Aire & Dun Canal project.: Proposed in July 1817 about the same time as the Went Canal project. The Bill for the canal was lost in the Commons in April 1819 witout a division due to the influnce of the Aire & Calder Company. Both schemes were made redundantby the Aire & calder's 1820 Act for the Goole Canal.
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