The Uncertain Glory of an April Day

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In 1794, in the prosperous town of Bradford on Avon, a navvy spat on his palms, picked up a spade and lifted the first sod in the construction of the Kennet and Avon Canal. It opened in 1810 and connects the river Avon at Bath with the Thames at Reading. Thus goods could be transported by water from Bristol to London. Continue reading The Uncertain Glory of an April Day