The Canal Duke
13th February 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bernard Dennis, a member of the British Longbow Society, will be talking about Francis Egerton, the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater who commissioned the building of the Bridgewater Canal, often said to be the first true canal in Britain. This canal was built by James Brindley from the estates of Francis Egerton at Worsley to carry coal to Manchester. A pioneer of naval construction, Francis Egerton is famed as the “father of British inland navigation”.