Trent and Mersey Canal

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The Trent and Mersey Canal is a 93+1⁄2-mile (150 km) canal in Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire in north-central England. It is a "narrow canal" for the vast majority of its length, but at the extremities to the east of Burton upon Trent and north of Middlewich, it is a wide canal. The narrow locks and bridges are big enough for a single narrowboat 7 feet (2.1 m) wide by 72 feet (22 m) long, while the wide locks can accommodate boats 14 feet (4.3 m) wide, or two narrowboats next to each other.

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The Leopard Hotel, Burslem The Trent and Mersey Canal In this place on 8 March 1765 Josiah Wedgwood and James Brindley met to discuss the construction of the Trent and Mersey Canal. The project began the following year and spearheaded Britain's Golden Age of canals, revolutionising freight transport and helping fuel the Industrial Revolution

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