I left you with a tease yesterday about something interesting I discovered on the Buckingham Canal. The Buckingham Canal? Yes, although this has lain mostly derelict for decades, there is a Buckingham Canal Society dedicated to restoring this branch of the Grand Union from Cosgrove to Buckingham.
This is a section near Cosgrove: the line and profile easy to see. Just add water?
BCS investigating where the puddled clay lining began and ended.
Some things were obviously not clay at all!
When eventually restored it will be great to cruise this almost lock-free (depending on how obstacles are overcome) canal. Here's Cosgrove Hall near the start.
*Bradshaw's Canals and Navigable Rivers of England and Wales (1904)
Moving on and meeting up at Bourne End - Cookham to Bourne End, River Thames, 1½ miles 0 locks Mum brought the family along yesterday evening but Meg was having none of it looking out of the back ...
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