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Grand Union Main Line

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 .

January 1811

Wolverton Aqueduct (Over the Great Ouse) opened.

s0 1930

The Grand Union Canal Company embarked on a major modernisation scheme.

January 1933

In about 1933-37 Bascote top two locks rebuilt as a wide staircase, replacing the single narrow locks.

January 1979

Stoke Bruerne by K B Sherwood, Published by Nene College, Northampton - Impact of canal on village.

January 1985

IWA National Festival at Milton Keynes.

January 1985

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.

January 1986

IWA National Festival at Brentford.

January 2001

IWA National Waterways Festival held at Milton Keynes.

 

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