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East-west link is not the first

Letters

I was surprised to see Nina Lovelace describe the Kennet & Avon Canal as 'the first east-west link in the country' (NCE 17 February).

The previous article describes the Forth & Clyde Canal and under the banner 'Coast to coast' notes this was completed in 1790. Another piece, 'Pennine prize', describes the Rochdale Canal which was completed in 1804.

John Lower (G) 92a Tapton View Road Chesterfield S41 7JY

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