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The Canal Duke's Acts

             
London Canal Museum - home page Enquiry 3 Brindley - the pioneer Bridgewater water Puddled clay The Canal Duke's Acts Changing attitudes The profitable canal
  The Duke of Bridgewater, was a man of wealth and influence. He had the money to sponsor an Acts of Parliament and several subsequent Acts to extend the canal further. Because he had the resources he was able to lead the way and to persuade Parliament to pass the laws he needed. Picture of the Thames and Severn Canal Act
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