The Duke of Bridgewater's Canal, by Frank Mullineux
Published by the Eccles and District History Society in 1988, 35 pages. Booklet - 20cm by 12.5cm (N3601)
Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.
It tells the fascinating story of how the Duke, together with his agent John Gilbert and the engineer James Brindley, succeeded in creating England's first major canal enterprise. This construction heralded the beginning of the great transport revolution of the eighteenth century, when canals joined up the river ways of England and provided vital transport links for the country's developing industry...
The booklet includes several black and white illustrations
First published in 1959, Frank Mullineux's short book is still regarded as one of the best introdcutions to the history of the Bridgewater Canal....