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Caption for Ferrybridge, The Canal C1955: Once this lock on the Aire and Calder Navigation opened at 10am on 20 July 1826, trade boomed between the North Sea port of Hull and the West Yorkshire industrial heartland. Grain and produce came up river from East Yorkshire, while coal, glass products, and minerals were sent from here both to London and the continent. Once the railways arrived, trade on the river declined; today the centre lock has been removed, and the lock keeper's cottage is forlorn and empty.

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