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Cromford Canal Blue Plaque nominee

1794 – Present day

Cromford Canal

One of the most successful canals in Britain it was very important in linking rural Cromford with the industrialised east Derbyshire of coal and iron thus playing a pivotal role in the industrialisation of Derbyshire and the Derwent Valley. Closed in 1944 but reinvigorated in the 1970s. Part of the canal is now a Site of Special Scientific Interest. An 800+ strong organisation exists to promote its use and restoration.

Nominated by Patrick Morriss of the Friends of Cromford Canal.