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March 17th 2011: The Thames and Severn Canal

Bruce Hall, of the Cotswold Canals Trust took the audience on a 36-mile journey from the Severn to the Thames through the industrial area of the Stroudwater Navigation to the rural Thames and Severn Canal. The most important cargo was coal especially from the Forest of Dean which was needed to supply power to the mills of the Stroud Valley.

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