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Pickford & Co 's Boat

Pickford & Co 's Boat
I suppose this could be called a waybill, although it does not list the consignor(s) or consignee(s) of the goods. It was used to give details of the cargo for use in charging toll by the Canal Company. On November 3rd 1832 Pickford & Co's Boat was loaded at Preston Brook with sundries and cotton twist for delivery at Stoke, Horninglow, Derwent Mouth, and Derby, on a journey that would have been on the Trent & Mersey Canal to Swarkestone and then along the Derby Canal. The Railway Age was yet to arrive and the canals were the main bulk carriers of goods.

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Thanks for explaining how this early item was used! It's fascinating to see paperwork like this from the era of canals!
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