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16th November 1839

This article appeared in the Staffordshire Advertiser. It spelt the end of the Wyrley and Essington Canal Company with the proposed takeover by the BCN.

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9th February 1906

Another grim tale from the old canal, one of but many tragedies I've discovered. This one reported by the Lichfield Mercury on 9 February 1906, the unknown lost sole found at Muckley Corner. Who was this ex-soldier down on his luck and what really happened?

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8th May 1877

Staffordshire Sentinel

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6th October 1916

It looks like our lock keeper Mr. Cuss was a bit of a grim reaper. Ten years later on 6 October 1916 the Lichfield Mercury reported the story of an unknown girl of 19 years floating face down in one of Mr. Cuss's locks. Do you believe in coincidences?

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12 August 1921

Lichfield Advertiser

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27th May 1797

This article appeared in the Hull Advertiser and Exchange Gazette on 27 May 1797. It shows how valuable this piece of canal was valued in its day. This was the year our restoration project opened its locks for business.

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7th September 1883

The Lichfield Mercury published this story about Small Pox being spread along the canal on 7 September 1883.
Interesting how times have changed the effects of this disease in this country since then.