The Glastonbury Canal, by Geoffrey Body and Roy Gallop

£8.99
The Glastonbury Canal, by Geoffrey Body and Roy Gallop

The Glastonbury Canal, by Geoffrey Body and Roy Gallop

Published by Fiducia Press in 2001, 48 pages. A5 size booklet (N4187)

This booklet provides a fascinating history of the Glastonbury Canal, from the initial proposals and plans, through to construction and eventual use (before its rather rapid decline!). Sections include:

  • The Route
  • Introduction
  • Origins
  • The Hammett Survey
  • The prospectus
  • An Act is obtained
  • Construction
  • Open at last
  • Troubled times
  • End of the Line

From the rear side cover: In its colourful 30 year existence the Glastonbury canal inspired a group of entrepreneurs in an historic Somerset town but it led them from rejoicing to ruin. This is the story of the events along the way, from the imagination and energy of the early promoters, through the opening celebrations and trading years to later difficulties and the eventual sell of to the growing railway network.

The booklet includes several black and white photographs

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. Please note there is a small price sticker on the rear side cover

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