Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)NC15/13
Title'Canals Cuttings'
Extent1 volume
DescriptionVolume of press cuttings relating to canals and other inland waterways, dated 30 November 1911 to 9 October 1924. The cuttings are from various newspapers with a large number from the 'Birmingham Daily Post'.

Neville Chamberlain took a great deal of interest in the canal network, and became chairman of the Waterways Association, president of the National Council for Inland Waterways from 12 May 1922 and chairman of the Departmental Committee on Inland Waterways. He was an advocate for the improvement and nationalization of 'The Cross' network of canals, to enable the canals to be a more effective means of transporting goods.

Includes cuttings on: speeches by Neville Chamberlain relating to canals; canals in Birmingham; proposed canal improvements; and proposals for nationalization of canals or other state intervention. The cuttings include articles by Neville Chamberlain: 'The Need For Water Transport' in the 'Birmingham Gazette' dated 17 November 1917; 'Why not use our canals?' in the 'Chronicle' dated 2 December 1918; 'Future of Canals' in the 'Canals and Waterways Journal' December 1919; 'Inland Waterways' in the 'Organiser' March 1920; and 'Inland Water Transport' in 'Modern Transport' dated 27 May 1922.
Access StatusOpen


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