Grand Union Canal


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Grand Union Canal

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(Placename) a canal in S England linking London and the Midlands: opened in 1801
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If they had come to North Staffordshire to Grand Union canal in Warwickshire instead of cutting the Wolverhampton area out as they usually do.
MEMBERS of Shepshed History Society were taken on a picturesque and leisurely trip down the Grand Union Canal on their latest meeting.
Senior Freemason John Miller was the first to step forward and developed the bike ride initiative following the Shropshire Union Canal to Wolverhampton, then the routes through Birmingham, picking up the Grand Union Canal near Solihull and following that into the heart of London, 230 miles in total.
The development is poised, just 150 metres from West Drayton station, to take advantage of Elizabeth line services when they launch, and sits alongside the Grand Union Canal.
With proximity to the River Avon, as well as the 230-year-old Oxford Canal, and the Grand Union Canal to the south of Rugby, a waterside spot is guaranteed for those keen on refreshment.
The pair, of Rugby, Warks, now spend nearly every weekend at places such as the Grand Union Canal, where they found the guns.
FIREFIGHTERS got more than they bargained for when they were called to rescue 12 cows from the Grand Union Canal.
5 Vintage Foxton Festival (September 16-17) Another Canal and River Trust project, this is at Foxton Locks on the Grand Union Canal near Market Harborough, Leics.
Among the cyclists who fell victim to towpath muggers were John Ainsworth and Kim Price, who were both set upon in the Ackers Trust basin along the Grand Union Canal in October 2015.
The case was brought by the Environment Agency after Thames Water caused repeated discharges of polluting matter from Tring STW (Sewage Treatment Works) to enter the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal in Hertfordshire between July 2012 and April 2013.
Emily Rowland, EA environment officer, said: "We welcome the court's decision to penalise Thames Water for serious breaches of its environmental permit, which led to pollution of the Grand Union Canal."
Detectives had originally described the discovery of the body in the Grand Union Canal near Maida Vale, west London, as "suspicious".

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