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Wilts & Berks Canal

An online talk by Martin Buckland


The Wilts & Berks Canal opened in 1810 and links the Kennet and Avon Canal at Seminton to the River Thames at Abingdon. It had a chequered career until its legal closure in 1914, its demise hastened by the collapse of Stanley Aqueduct in 1901. In 1977, restoration of the canal began in a few places but in 2004 full restoration of the entire 62 miles was decided upon.

The talk looks at the historical, restoration progress and future proposals for this major East to West canal link.

2 - 3.15pm

Pre-booking is required because full joining instructions will be emailed to attendees in advance. Bookings close one day before the event.

About Berkshire Family History Society

This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity, number 283010.