SK5023 : Reverie Canal Trading Co

taken 1 year ago, near to Hathern, Leicestershire, Great Britain

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Reverie Canal Trading Co
Reverie Canal Trading Co
A pair of mobile workshops, with living quarters, for a business producing decorative ironwork. The motor boat (right) is modern, but the butty is an original working butty 'Lyra' built by Woodwards of Northwich in 1935 for the Grand Union Canal Carrying fleet.
River Soar Navigation
24.1 miles (38.8km) long with 18 locks from just above Freeman's Meadow Lock in Leicester to the River Trent and Erewash Canal; the River Soar forms part of the Grand Union Canal Leicester Section. Thomas Skipworth was granted permission by Charles I to make the river navigable in 1634 but the scheme was never completed. The section between the River Trent and Loughborough was made navigable in 1778 by engineers John Smith and John May and extended by William Jessop to Leicester in 1794. The Grand Union Canal (not to be confused with the later canal route of the same name) connected it south to the southern canals network and to London in 1814. It was not until 1894 that the Grand Union and the Leicestershire & Northamptonshire Union Canals were purchased by the Grand Junction Canal Company that later formed the Grand Union Canal who purchased the Leicester and Loughborough Navigations in 1932 along with the Erewash Canal.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 13 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 20 June, 2018
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5055 2351 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:48.4068N 1:15.0939W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5053 2351
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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