Text and photographs copyright of Jim Shead.
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Description: Runs from Salford Junction to the River Thames at Brentford.
History: Formed from the Grand Junction Canal (Acts of 1793, 1794, 1795, 1798, 1801, 1803, 1805, 1812, 1818 and 1819); Warwick & Napton Canal (1794, 1796 & 1809); Warwick & Birmingham Canal (1793 & 1796); Birmingham and Warwick Junction Canal .
Wolverton Aqueduct (Over the Great Ouse) opened.
The Grand Union Canal Company embarked on a major modernisation scheme.
In about 1933-37 Bascote top two locks rebuilt as a wide staircase, replacing the single narrow locks.
Stoke Bruerne by K B Sherwood, Published by Nene College, Northampton - Impact of canal on village.
IWA National Festival at Milton Keynes.
Lock, Stock & Barrel, written by Shirley Ginger, - The author's experiences of keeping a shop beside the top lock at Buckby in the early 1980s.
IWA National Festival at Brentford.
IWA National Waterways Festival held at Milton Keynes.