Bronze medal.(obverse) Three-masted ship sailing right.
- Made in: British Isles
- (Europe,British Isles)
- Diameter: 44 millimetres
Inscription ContentGLOUCESTER & BERKELEY CANAL
Inscription CommentIn exergue.
UNDER THE AUSPICES
OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS
THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER
15 JULY, A.D. 1818;
Inscription CommentIn the field.
This canal was completed as a direct result of the passing of the Poor Employment Act of 1817. This Act enabled the Exchequer Bill Loan Commissioners to lend money for works that would employ the poor. See Charles Hadfield, 'The Canal Age'.
Bibliography: Sandwich, The Rt. Hon. the Earl of. 'British and Foreign medals relating to naval and maritime affairs', 2nd ed., London, 1950, PP/20.
- Commemoration of: Completion of the Gloucester and Berkeley Canal, 1827
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Object reference number: CME6764
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