Daily Archives: October 10, 2009

200th anniversary of the Harborough Canal

In October 1809, after Trafalgar but before Waterloo, a group of private investors completed the Market Harborough Canal, linking the town to what is now the Grand Union Canal, at Foxton Locks.  At last coal could be brought from the … Continue reading

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A Straight Answer

Gordon Brown has posed a question: “Do people want a Party that tells you in advance they’re giving you an age of austerity?”.   Leave aside for a moment the glaring misrepresentation in the question.  It’s not the Conservative Party, … Continue reading

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