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Stratford on Avon Canal (built in 1793)

place and canal (from 1793)

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Gilbert Hair 1899 - 1965 An enlightened and courageous prison administrator whose vision enabled men from prisons to assist in the restoration of the Stratford on Avon Canal

Avon Lock - Bancroft Basin, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom where it restored
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Stratford on Avon Canal The erection of this bridge constructed by men from H.M. Prison Wormwood Scrubs and H.M. Prison Birmingham. Completed the restoration to navigation of the canal by volunteers, servicemen and prisoners 1961-4. The canal was re-opened by H.M. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother on Saturday 11th July 1964

Avon Lock - Bancroft Basin, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom where it was

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