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Investment and profits

London Canal Museum - home page Enquiry 6 Growing demand Investment and profits Companies Technical advances Training new people The navigators
  After the Duke of Bridgewater's great success, others quickly followed in a "canal mania". Every investor, instead of being wary of buying shares in a canal, wanted to share the profits. For example at a meeting of subscribers to the Rochdale Canal in 1791 £53,000 was immediately raised, and three times as much could have been invested. Wey and Arun Canal share certificate
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