Stourport-on-Severn pioneer town of the canal age, Stourport-on-Severn

27 April, 2017 | 18:00 - 19:30

Stourport-on-Severn, pioneer town of the canal.
Stourport-on-Severn, pioneer town of the canal.

About this event

Stourport-on-Severn is the only town to have been built as a result of the canal building revolution in the 18th Century. Stourport developed around the canal basins at the Severn terminus of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal designed by canal pioneer James Brindley.

On completion of the junction between the Staffordshire and Worcestershire and the Birmingham canals in 1772, Stourport became one of the principal distribution centres for goods to and from the West Midlands.

Meet at 6:00 pm for refreshments with a 6:30 pm start.