The Beginning Travel River or Canal River or Canal 1755-74 Financing The Stroudwater Navigation Stroudwater Canal Act Stroudwater Triumphant Stroudwater Triumphant II A New Canal Thames & Severn Thames & Severn Canal Problems 20th Century

Today, hard work by canal enthusiasts is bringing about a revival of Stroud's waterways.

The Cotswold Canals Trust is seeking to restore and re-open the Stroudwater and Thames & Severn Canals for recreational purposes and the benefit of the community. For further details, see

From January 2016, this website is managed by Stroud Local History Society

GRO Restoring the Canals 2003 IMG 0783
GRO The Canal 2003 IMG 0836