Thanks to Mike for Cox's Course.....New Cut was dug in 1822
Thank you for your time and efforts with the Cox's Course on Saturday and thanks to Dee for the coordination
Thoroughly worth while and much appreciated.
I do hope it's possible to do more training as the year progresses.
I looked up the 'New Cut'. It was dug even earlier in 1822 used by sail barges and by memory ultimately used by the steam tugs to move barges from Birdham round Thorney to the entrance to the Portsea Canal at Milton. The Portsea canal went 21/2 miles to Halfway Houses in the centre of Portsmouth. Whilst this canal was opened on 19 September 1822 it ceased use in 1825 after locals complained of salt water in their fresh water wells. Thereafter some limited traffic used the Portsea Island passage where another new cut was made in 1830.