Navvies

The men who built the canals

By Mike Collins

Would be interested in knowing more about the men that built these canals (Navvies?) I have an ancestor (William Collins) who appears in the Cotswolds (Blockley) toward the end of the 1700's and I have been unable to trace him any earlier. Could he have been an Irish Navvy who settled locally after working on the canals?

This page was added by Iris Capps on 18/10/2010.

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