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Michael Caswell

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A Little Piece of English Canal History.
« on: June 10, 2020, 05:40:31 pm »


I thought you'd like to read this article regarding a little known canal system in the South of England.

If you look at the map, you'll see a little branch line to a town called Calne, which is where I was born.

The Wharf is still there, but the. canal to Chippenham was just a bed of cattails. I think they are cleaning it out now, which would be a childhood dream of mine come true.

Calne has a big connection with New York. It was the Harris Company, that came to an exposition in the early 1800s to Saratoga Springs, and learned of a way to cure bacon using ice, instead of salt. They called it Wiltshire Sweetcure Bacon, a much more pleasant experience that the heavily brined barrel pork.

I loved walking and fishing these canals as a child, and I guess thats why I enjoy the Erie Canal. It's good to see that people all over the world appreciate these engineering feats.

I hope you enjoy this little piece of English Canal history.


http://wabinfo.gentle-highway.info/littleknown.htm
« Last Edit: June 10, 2020, 05:45:57 pm by Michael Caswell »

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