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Semington Lock House

From before 1891 to after 1912, the lockkeeper at Semington was Edwin Brown. Edwin was maried to Rosanna and had two children, Edwin Ernest James Brown, born 2 Jan 1874, and Alberta Rosina Brown, born in 1881.
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Lockkeepers on the Kennet and Avon Canal 1911

Recently I set myself the challenge of identifying all the lockkeepers on the Kennet and Avon Canal in the 1911 Census. It was quite a challenge to list all the locks and add as many names as possible, without being too distracted by their stories! Most of the lockkeepers at this time were employed by the Great Western Railway, but some were employed by the Canal Company.
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