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Chesterfield Canal Basin, West Stockwith, 1972

Canal basin at the eastern end of the Chesterfielf Canal where it joins the River Trent. The church in the village of East Stockworth in Lincolnshire is visible on the other bank of the Trent. The Chesterfield Canal was built in the 1760s in order to carry lead ore from the Peak District to the River Trent. It became a major waterway before the railways were built in the 1800s. In the 20th century…