The Wragge Brothers, Australian Pioneers.

The Wragge Brothers, Australian Pioneers. Meadow Lane at Chaddesden has changed greatly in the years since I first remember it. In the late 1960s one could walk down the lane, climb the slight incline over the hump-backed canal bridge, peer over its low parapet and pick out the course of the old Derby Canal below. Although by then the canal was mostly silted-up there were still a few rush-filled ponds and, with care, it was just possible to walk hesitantly along the line of the canal towpath westwards towards Derby, or eastwards towards Raynesway. When first constructed in the late eighteenth century, the canal had been enlarged on both sides of the Meadow Lane bridge, forming two size

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