Derwent Navigation

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Derby Canal - Origin
... Although the River Derwent had been used for transport from the Trent since ancient times, it was winding and shallow in many places, silting frequently ... The right to use it for navigation was conferred upon the citizens of Derby by King John in 1204 ... This became the Derwent Navigation Act in 1720, and the work enabled boats to reach Derby in January 1721, but it was still difficult to navigate in periods of flood or ...

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