Call Receipt of 18 pounds 15 shillings. black. The Ellesmere Canal was a canal in England and Wales planned to link the Rivers Mersey, Dee, and Severn, but the Ellesmere Canal as originally envisaged was very different from what was eventually constructed. The early history of the Canal was bedeviled with indecision as to which route to take, fueled by the unreasonable expectations of the canal boom of the 1790s, and the planned (roughly) north-south route ended up being roughly east-west. The Ellesmere Canal merged with the Chester Canal in 1813, and a further merger with the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal in 1845 was followed in 1846 by the formation of the Shropshire Union Railways and Canal Company. This company was eventually taken over in 1922 by the London & North Western Railway. This appears to be the second call made on the shares, towards a full payment. Small format.
Themes: BEFORE 1800, CANALS, SHIPPING
Date: 16 September 1796
Startprice: € 100