The Wey Navigation

The attractive cottages at Dapdune Wharf, Guildford. The Wey navigations begin their story when wealthy landowner Sir Richard Weston of Sutton Place near Guildford began to think of ways to improve agricultural and land management. Apparently (but see the notes later on) Weston had seen methods in use in Holland during his younger years and he decided to implement some […]

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Places of interest near London’s Canals – Edgware Road

Edgware Road Edgware Road is the oldest main throroughfare in London, At least 2,300 years ago it was a trackway through the Middlesex Forest. When the Romans invaded Britain, they created one of their major routes from this trackway – Watling Street. This began at Cannon Street and its route through present day W2 paralled the Titchbourne, a ditch along […]

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