Exploring Telford

The Old Canal System

Site contents © Richard Foxcroft 1996-2002

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How I got interested

The routes
Coalport to the Aqueduct
Coalbrookdale to the Aqueduct
Aqueduct to Hollinswood
Hollinswood to Oakengates
Oakengates to Ketley
Oakengates to Wrockwardine Wood
Wrockwardine Wood to Trench
Trench to Wombridge
Trench to Wappenshall
Wappenshall to Norbury Junction
Wappenshall to Shrewsbury
The Humber Arm
Wrockwardine Wood to Muxton Bridge
Muxton Bridge to Pave Lane
Hugh's Bridge to Lilleshall

Other bits, speculations and references
Hay Inclined Plane
Traces below Wombridge Pools
Old Wharf, Malinslee
The Blue Pig
Pig-farming on the Cockshutt.

Recollections of the canal at work in living memory
Memoirs of Albert Ruscoe, M.B.E.

Stories of the Hunt
Trespassing in Coalport
Holywell Lane: a guess
Woodlands Lane: a brilliant deduction
St Lukes Road: another deduction, not so brilliant
Castlefields way: plausible, but wrong.
The aqueduct at Aqueduct and the one that wasn't.
A railway on the canal bed.
I fell in! or, Getting it wrong at Hinkshay
The wrong side of Ketley Bank
The stream from Spring Village
The tunnel at Smith Crescent, Donnington

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