The Melton Mowbray Navigation, by M.G. Miller and S. Fletcher

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The Melton Mowbray Navigation, by M.G. Miller and S. Fletcher

The Melton Mowbray Navigation, by M.G. Miller and S. Fletcher 

Booklet published by the Railway and Canal Historical Society in 1984, 48 pages. A5 size booklet (N3954P1)

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The Melton Mowbray Navigation (MMN) was constructed in the 1790s as part of a network of navigable waterways linking Loughborough, Leicester, Oakham, in the East Midlands. Being a rural waterway, cargoes handled were rather more agricultural than industrial – however in 1797, soon after opening, as well as 200 tons of wool, 16,000 tons of coal were carried. The introduction of railways led to the inevitable decline of the MMN which was finally abandoned in 1877.

Despite the company papers not surviving, the authors have put together a well-researched account of the promotion, planning and construction; and also describe in detail what can be seen of the MMN today using a series of specially-drawn strip maps which, used in conjunction with OS maps, will help discover the route and those features remaining of this significant contribution to the rural economy.

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