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1771 The Droitwich Barge Canal was a broad canal which opened in 1771 linking Droitwich Spa to the River Severn at Hawford Mill, Claines. It was built to carry salt.
1939 Both canals were abandoned.
They have been the subject of a restoration plan since 1973, and the Barge Canal was officially reopened in 2010, while the Junction Canal reopened in July 2011.