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Swarkestone Lock on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Swarkestone, 1979
20 May 1979
Trent and Mersey Canal
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Trip boat 'The Stenson Bubble' about to leave Swarkestone Lock having arrived from Stenson carrying a party of Railway and Canal Historical Society members. The photographer is looking west with Swarkestone Junction in the background.
The Trent and Mersey Canal runs for 93.5 miles (150.5 km) from the River Trent at Derwent Mouth near Shardlow (Derbyshire) to Preston Brook in Cheshire (where it links with the Bridgwater Canal). It was engineered by James Brindley and opened in 1777.