Proposed Grand Commercial Canal - Pamphlet from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

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Date:24th of November 1796

Description:In this statement, a group of landowners protest that they have been misrepresented in print.

They believe that they have been cast as supporters of a controversial new canal scheme, simply because they were present at a meeting in Uttoxeter to discuss the proposals.

They claim that 30 miles of the proposed route through Staffordshire lies on land owned by objectors to the scheme.

In the Potteries, fifteen miles of new canal and branches are proposed. Here the scheme is opposed by a 'considerable and respectable Majority.'

An petition against the scheme has already been forwarded to Parliament.


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