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Union Canal
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Union Canal which opened in 1822 to bring coal to the capital. Although initially successful, the railways led to its slow commercial decline until it was closed over in the 1960s. However, revitalised by Millennium funding, the Canal reopened in 2001.

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