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They're lucky they didn't run into this fellow. :O

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:D......

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This was quite intriguing, SFA...completed 1789 and 3800 yards long (per WikiP)...which is a bit over two miles! 

I learned they got the boats through these tunnels, including Sapperton, by 'legging' them -- "Prior to the introduction of motorised boats, legging was one of the few options for getting a boat through such a tunnel.Two people were required. They would lie on a plank across the bows of the boat, and holding the plank with their hands, would propel the boat with their feet against the tunnel wall. This was quite a dangerous activity and resulted in many deaths."

And this tunnel was passable until at least 1966!

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As the Whitewicks indicated-i am determined to get on their video when they visit my town for their disused station series(i keep telling them to get here!)-there are plans to reopen the canal.But restoring the tunnel will be costly.

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Yes I saw that, the plans to restore the canal...even the name is delightful, Sapperton...I hope they can pull it off, what a treasure!

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