SU9780 : Slough canal basin

taken 1 month ago, near to Slough, Great Britain

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Slough canal basin
Slough canal basin
This is the end of the five-mile canal cul-de-sac known as the Slough Arm of the Grand Union Canal. It was one of the last canals to be built and opened in 1882 to serve the brickmaking industry.

The Arm ends rather abruptly at Stoke Road, as continuing to the originally planned terminus would have meant digging up lands owned by the Duke of Leeds and Eton College.

The last commercial traffic was carried in 1960, but plans to fill it in were opposed locally. The stretch was reopened in 1975 and has remained in use since, although there is little traffic.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 February, 2018   (more nearby)
Sunday, 11 February, 2018
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9796 8076 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.0367N 0:35.3760W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9799 8074
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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