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Glamorganshire Canal
The Glamorganshire Canal
Glamorganshire Canal
was a valley-side canal, in South Wales, UK, running from Merthyr Tydfil
Merthyr Tydfil
to Cardiff.Contents1 History1.1 Construction 1.2 Operation 1.3 Decline and closure2 Today 3 See also 4 References 5 Bibliography 6 External linksHistory[edit] The Glamorganshire Canal
Glamorganshire Canal
began its life when construction started in 1790. Being watched over by the wealthy ironmasters of Merthyr, including Richard Crawshay of the Cyfarthfa Ironworks, the canal was thought up as a solution to the issue of transporting the goods (Iron ore, coal and Limestone) from the valleys to Cardiff, where they’d be shipped off, around the world
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Merthyr Tydfil
Merthyr Tydfil
Tydfil
(/ˈmɜːrθər ˈtɪdvɪl/;[2] Welsh: Merthyr Tudful [ˈmɛrθɨr ˈtɨdvɨ̞l]) is a large town in Wales, with a population of about 63,546, situated approximately 23 miles (37 km) north of Cardiff. At one time the largest town in Wales, Merthyr Tydfil
Tydfil
is today the nation's fourth largest urban area by population. Situated in the historic county of Glamorgan, it is the main town in Merthyr Tydfil County Borough
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough
and is administered by Merthyr Tydfil County Borough
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough
Council. Both the town and the county borough are often referred to as simply 'Merthyr'. According to legend, the town is named after Tydfil, a daughter of King Brychan
Brychan
of Brycheiniog
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John Rennie The Elder
John Rennie FRSE FRS (7 June 1761 – 4 October 1821) was a Scottish civil engineer who designed many bridges, canals, and docks.Contents1 Early years 2 Canals and waterways 3 Bridges 4 Docks and harbours4.1 Dún Laoghaire 4.2 Donaghadee5 Bell Rock Lighthouse
Bell Rock Lighthouse
and Holyhead
Holyhead
Mail Pier Lighthouse 6 Plymouth breakwater 7 Technical innovator 8 Distinguishing characteristics 9 Honours 10 List of projects 11 See also 12 References 13 External linksEarly years[edit]Portrait on the John Rennie Memorial at Phantassie, East LintonHe was born the younger son of James Rennie[1], a farmer near Phantassie, near East Linton, East Lothian, Scotland. He showed a taste for mechanics at a very early age, and was allowed to spend much time in the workshop of Andrew Meikle, a millwright and the inventor of the threshing machine, who lived at Houston Mill on the Phantassie estate
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Buckingham Arm
The Buckingham
Buckingham
Arm is a canal that once ran from Cosgrove, Northamptonshire to Buckingham
Buckingham
(in England). It was built as an arm of the Grand Junction Canal, in two separate phases, opening in 1800 and 1801. It was disused from 1932, but was not finally abandoned until 1964. It is now the subject of a restoration programme with the Buckingham
Buckingham
end holding water for a length of nearly 400m.Contents1 History1.1 Decline2 Today 3 Points of interest 4 See also 5 Bibliography5.1 References6 External linksHistory[edit] On 30 April 1793, the Grand Junction Canal
Canal
was authorised by an Act of Parliament, and the act made provision for an arm from the main line to Old Stratford, ending at the former Roman road of Watling Street, which was a major communications route
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Canals Of The United Kingdom
The canals of the United Kingdom are a major part of the network of inland waterways in the United Kingdom. They have a colourful history, from use for irrigation and transport, through becoming the focus of the Industrial Revolution, to today's role of recreational boating. Despite a period of abandonment, today the canal system in the United Kingdom is again in increasing use, with abandoned and derelict canals being reopened, and the construction of some new routes. Most canals in the United Kingdom are maintained by the Canal
Canal
& River Trust, previously British Waterways, but a minority of canals are privately owned. The majority of canals in the United Kingdom can accommodate boats with a length of between 55 and 80 feet (17 and 24 m) and are now used primarily for leisure
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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Canals Of Great Britain
The canals of the United Kingdom are a major part of the network of inland waterways in the United Kingdom. They have a colourful history, from use for irrigation and transport, through becoming the focus of the Industrial Revolution, to today's role of recreational boating. Despite a period of abandonment, today the canal system in the United Kingdom is again in increasing use, with abandoned and derelict canals being reopened, and the construction of some new routes. Most canals in the United Kingdom are maintained by the Canal
Canal
& River Trust, previously British Waterways, but a minority of canals are privately owned. The majority of canals in the United Kingdom can accommodate boats with a length of between 55 and 80 feet (17 and 24 m) and are now used primarily for leisure
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Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum
The Canal
Canal
Museum, formerly known as the "National Waterways Museum Stoke Bruerne" and "The Canal
Canal
Museum at Stoke Bruerne", is a canal museum located next to the Grand Union Canal
Canal
just south of the Blisworth Tunnel, near the village of Stoke Bruerne
Stoke Bruerne
in Northamptonshire. It is about 10 miles (16 km) north of Milton Keynes and 7 miles (11 km) south of Northampton
Northampton
near junction 15 of the M1 motorway. The museum is housed in a restored corn mill at the top of a flight of canal locks, and is one of several museums and attractions operated by the Canal
Canal
& River Trust, the successor to The Waterways Trust. The museum tells the story of Britain's inland waterways and the people who worked on them
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Ministry Of War Transport
The Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) was a department of the British Government formed early in the Second World War to control transportation policy and resources. It was formed by merging the Ministry of Shipping and the Ministry of Transport, bringing responsibility for both shipping and land transport to a single department, and easing problems of co-ordination of transport in wartime. The MoWT was founded on 1 May 1941, when Lord Leathers was appointed Minister of War Transport. Following the general election of July 1945, Alfred Barnes was appointed Minister of War Transport,[1] remaining in the post after the department was renamed the Ministry of Transport in April 1946. Divisions[edit] The jurisdiction of the MoWT covered all forms of transportation and it inherited numerous and varied responsibilities from its parent organisations
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Crockherbtown
Cardiff
Cardiff
city centre (Welsh: Canol Dinas Caerdydd) is the city centre and central business district of Cardiff, Wales. The area is tightly bound by the River Taff
River Taff
to the west, the Civic Centre to the north and railway lines and two railway stations – Central and Queen Street – to the south and east respectively. Cardiff
Cardiff
became a city in 1905. The city centre in Cardiff
Cardiff
consists of principal shopping streets: Queen Street, St. Mary's Street and the Hayes, as well as large shopping centres, and numerous arcades and lanes that house some smaller, specialized shops and boutiques. The city centre has undergone a number of redevelopment projects, including St. David's 2,[1] which extended the shopping district southwards, creating 100 new stores and a flagship John Lewis, the only branch in Wales
Wales
and the largest outside London
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Marquess Of Bute
Marquess of the County of Bute, shortened in general usage to Marquess of Bute, is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. It was created in 1796 for John Stuart, 4th Earl of Bute.Contents1 Family history 2 Other offices and duties 3 Other family members 4 Seats 5 Stuart Baronets, of Bute (1627) 6 Earls of Bute (1703) 7 Marquesses of Bute (1796) 8 Barons Mount Stuart (1761) 9 Family Tree 10 See also 11 Notes 12 ReferencesFamily history[edit] John Stuart was the member of a family that descended from John Stewart (born 1360), Sheriff of Bute, a natural son of Robert II of Scotland and his mistress Moira Leitch, married to Janet Sympil and in 1407 to Elizabeth Graham. This John Stewart was granted the lands of Bute, Arran and Cumbrae
Cumbrae
by his father. He was known as the 'Black Stewart' because of his dark complexion; his brother John Stewart of Dundonald was known as the 'Red Stewart'
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Robert Whitworth
Robert Whitworth (1734 – 30 March 1799) was an English land surveyor and engineer, who learnt his trade under John Smeaton
John Smeaton
and James Brindley, and went on to become one of the leading canal engineers of his generation.Contents1 Biography1.1 Early career 1.2 Canal engineering2 Bibliography2.1 ReferencesBiography[edit] Whitworth was born in Sowerby, West Riding of Yorkshire
West Riding of Yorkshire
to Henry and Mary Whitworth. He was baptised on 15 November 1734, and was their sixth child of seven. His father worked as a combsmith, and the family lived in a house called Waterside or Wheatleyroyd, where he probably lived until he married Sarah Irwin on 26 December 1765. After a brief period in Norton in the Moors around 1772, Whitworth and his family, which by now included two sons, returned to Sowerby, and stayed there until the 1790s
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Dowlais Ironworks
The Dowlais
Dowlais
Ironworks
Ironworks
was a major ironworks and steelworks located at Dowlais
Dowlais
near Merthyr Tydfil, in Wales. Founded in the 18th century, it operated until the end of the 20th, at one time in the 19th century being the largest steel producer in the UK
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Cyfarthfa Ironworks
The Cyfarthfa
Cyfarthfa
Ironworks
Ironworks
was a major 18th century and 19th century ironworks located in Cyfarthfa, on the
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James Brindley
James Brindley
James Brindley
(1716 – 27 September 1772) was an English engineer. He was born in Tunstead, Derbyshire, and lived much of his life in Leek, Staffordshire, becoming one of the most notable engineers of the 18th century.Contents1 Early life 2 Early canal engineering 3 Master canal engineer 4 Last years and epitaph 5 See also 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External linksEarly life[edit] Born into a well-to-do family of yeoman farmers and craftsmen in the Peak District, which in those days was extremely isolated, Brindley received little formal education, but was educated at home by his mother.[1] At age 17, encouraged by his mother, he was apprenticed to a millwright in Sutton, Macclesfield, and soon showed exceptional skill and ability.[1] Having completed his apprenticeship he set up business for himself as a wheelwright in Leek, Staffordshire
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