As we went through Burton upon Trent I fired off my camera as we passed an interesting-looking entrance to what looks like an old arm. This is Shobnall Basin, now used as a marina etc. by Jannel Cruisers.
The towpath bridge over the entrance is numbered 1. This was the first bridge over the Bond End Canal, which ran for just over a mile through Burton to the Trent. There is an excellent history of this canal, which was infilled in 1874, on the Jannel Cruisers website here.
The description makes me want to explore this old canal on the ground. It will give me a good reason to stop at Burton upon Trent, a town I haven't been to (only through).
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