Book Description

This is an uncommon item - a single share certificate (No.2128) issued by the Rochdale Canal Company in 1801 to Josiah Ashton of Gooden Lane in the Parish of Bury N ... It was signed on issue by Ralph Shuttleworth on behalf of the Company, and then subsequently cancelled by a C R Dykes in 1894. The Rochdale Canal was one of 3 canals that were built to traverse the Pennines. It linked Manchester with Sowerby Bridge over a distance of 33 miles & was completed in 1804. The canal was a busy commercial route for the first half of the 19th century but declined towards the end of that century& the early part of the 20th century. It closed for traffic in 1952 but was restored in 2002.
Author Not Applicable
Date 1801
Binding One sheet (24.5 x 17cm)
Publisher Rochdale Canal Co.
Illustrator Part printed, part hand-written in copper plate script, and with an official seal affixed to lower left. Hand-drawn cancellation in red.
Condition G+ (Age-toning in places, small nick from top edge)
Pages 1

Price: £48.00

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