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The Erewash Canal is a broad canal in Derbyshire, England. It runs just under 12 miles (19 km) and has 15 locks. Derbyshire (pronounced Dar-bee-shur) is a county in the East Midlands of England, which boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ... Jump to: navigation, search Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK... Canal locks in England. ...


It starts from the River Trent at Trentlock, then goes through Long Eaton. After Long Eaton it runs roughly parallel to the River Erewash, past Sandiacre and Ilkeston, crossing the Erewash near Eastwood. The canal finally ends at the Langley Mill basin, where it joins the Nottingham Canal and the Cromford Canal (both currently in a state of abandonment). The River Trent is one of the major rivers of England. ... Jump to: navigation, search Trentlock, or Trent Lock is the area of canal locks around the point where the River Soar (flowing northwards) meets the River Trent (at this point flowing east). ... Long Eaton is a town in Derbyshire, England, effectively a suburb of Nottingham. ... The River Erewash is a river that flows through Derbyshire Categories: UK geography stubs | Rivers in Derbyshire ... Sandiacre is a town in Erewash district, Derbyshire, England. ... Ilkeston is a town in Derbyshire, in the East Midlands region of England, on the River Erewash. ... This page is about the town of Eastwood in Nottinghamshire. ... Langley Mill is a small town on the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. ... Nottingham Canal was a 14. ... The Cromford Canal ran 14. ...


The canal obtained its act of parliament in 1777 and was completed in 1779. It was a commercial success from the start mainly transporting coal. 1777 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by deep mining, coal mining (open-pit mining or strip mining). ...


The canal's success kept it going far longer than many of its contemporaries in the face of competition from the railways. When the Grand Union Canal Company took over the running of the Erewash in 1932 it was still a going concern. The canal was nationalised in 1947. By this time the closure of feeder canals resulting in a loss of trade and competition from other forms of transport was making itself felt and the last commercial narrow boat delivered its cargo in 1952. In 1962 the British Transport Commission closed the top section of canal. However, it was kept in water to supply the lower half of the canal and it remained navigable. In 1968 the Erewash Canal Preservation & Development Association was formed in response to a threat by the British Waterways Board to close the canal. Today the canal is fully open and is actively used by pleasure cruisers. The canal at Braunston The Grand Union Canal is a canal in England and part of the British canal system. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A narrowboat is a boat or small barge used on narrow beam canals in Britain. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The British Transport Commission was created by Clement Attlees post-war Labour government as a part of its nationalisation programme, to oversee railways, canals and road freight transport in the UK. Its first chairman was Lord Hurcomb. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... British Waterways is a government body sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Scottish Executive in the United Kingdom. ...


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Cromford Canal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1118 words)
The Cromford Canal ran 14.5 miles (23 km) from Cromford to the Erewash Canal in Derbyshire, England and thence to Pinxton.
The Pinxton Branch became important as a route for Nottinghamshire coal, via the Erewash, to the River Trent and Leicester and was a terminus of the Mansfield and Pinxton Railway.
Most of the canal was abandoned in 1944 with the exception of a half-mile (800m) stretch to Langley Mill which was abandoned in 1962.
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