Saturday, 3 September 2016

Stoke Bruerne museum.


A lot of villages grew up beside canals after the channels were dug, filled with water and trade began to flow, not so Stoke Bruerne, here the engineers dug their canal straight through an established village, effectively splitting it in half.



Trip boat 'Indian Chief' outside The Boat Inn

Part of the Museum display.

Another trip boat outside the museum.

Blisworth tunnel is a couple of hundred yards to the north of the village, the last obstacle to a complete canal from London to Braunston, it finally opened for traffic in 1805.

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