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Ancient machinery…

By September 25, 2021Headline News

It could be argued that Britain’s canal system sparked the nation’s industrial revolution. Droitwich Barge Canal was part of that process, being opened in 1771 and providing a link from the salt producing spa town of Droitwich to the River Severn and eventually the sea. Just about 160 years later, Jonathan Barwick’s 1932 Morris Minor Two-seater (RSJ 615) left the Morris works at Cowley, toward the tail-end of that industrial period. This photo was taken at Ladywood Lock, one of eight such constructions on the 5.7 mile long canal.