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Canal Boat, Cannock Extension Canal, Hednesford

Aworking canal boat near what appears to be a machine that is transferring water from a lower stretch of the canal into the upper stretch. The reason for this is unknown. Hednesford Basin (known as 'Edgeford' by the boatmen) was at the end of the Cannock Extension Canal. It was used extensively after the First World War (1914-1918) as by this time, most of the coal for the Black Country came from …