Shardlow is situated 8 miles south east of Derby in Derbyshire, just off the A6, was once a considerable inland port on the river Trent.
When the Trent and Mersey Canal to Shardlow, it became known as the Grand Trunk and was akin to the modern motorway system, for it connected canal systems throughout the Midlands. Warehouses were built to store goods, and wharves to moor the boats. Between 1788 to 1841, the village population of Shardlow quadrupled with all sorts of small industries developing to serve the needs of the horse drawn boats and the wants of the boat people.

Shardlow Photographs – Photographs from Shardlow and the Trent and Mersey Canal in Derbyshire

 

Shardlow Photographs - Photographs from Shardlow and the Trent and Mersey Canal in Derbyshire
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Shardlow Photographs - Photographs from Shardlow and the Trent and Mersey Canal in Derbyshire
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Shardlow Photographs - Photographs from Shardlow and the Trent and Mersey Canal in Derbyshire
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Shardlow Photographs - Photographs from Shardlow and the Trent and Mersey Canal in Derbyshire
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Shardlow Photographs - Photographs from Shardlow and the Trent and Mersey Canal in Derbyshire
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Shardlow Photographs - Photographs from Shardlow and the Trent and Mersey Canal in Derbyshire
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Shardlow Photographs - Photographs from Shardlow and the Trent and Mersey Canal in Derbyshire
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Shardlow Photographs - Photographs from Shardlow and the Trent and Mersey Canal in Derbyshire
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Shardlow Photographs - Photographs from Shardlow and the Trent and Mersey Canal in Derbyshire
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Shardlow Photographs - Photographs from Shardlow and the Trent and Mersey Canal in Derbyshire
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Shardlow Photographs - Photographs from Shardlow and the Trent and Mersey Canal in Derbyshire
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Shardlow Photographs - Photographs from Shardlow and the Trent and Mersey Canal in Derbyshire
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