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Corporation Lock, Chesterfield Canal

The first public meeting was held at Worksop's Red Lion on 24 August 1769 to organise the building of a canal. The nationally famous engineer James Brindley was asked to lead the project. He confirmed that a canal from Chesterfield to the River Trent was viable. Of all the proposed cargoes coal was considered the most important because the fledgling Canal Company aimed to undersell the rival south…