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Derby Canal

Description of Derby Canal: Ran 14.5 miles, and 8 broad locks, to Sadiacre from the Trent at Swarkestone.

History of Derby Canal: Authorised by an Act of May 1793 and fully open in 1796, abandoned in 1964.
For more details see the History page.

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  • The Derby Canal , 59 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, This video traces the origins of the Derby Canal and examines its route and features in detail before looking at the present-day restoration of the waterway which will bring boats back to the Canal. Modern-day footage is combined with a wealth of archive photographs to illustrate the rich waterway history of the city of Derby. Available on tape. Order on video tape from Amazon
  • Navigation to Derby , Released in 2001, 1 hour 10 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, Tracing the history of the waterways around Derby. An in depth look at restoration prospects coupled with a visit to the waterways of the past, lots of archive photos bring the lost navigations to life, we also visit the modem canal industry now based in the city. Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

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