Slough Arm (Grand Union Canal)

The Slough Arm is a short canal branch from the Grand Union Main Line to Slough in Berkshire.

Angler waving to passengers of passing boat on Slough Arm Slough Arm, Grand Union Canal

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This five mile long branch opened in 1882 to serve the brick-making industry. The last commercial traffic was carried in 1960, but as the plans to fill it in were opposed locally, the stretch was re-opened in 1975 and has remained in use since.

See the history of the full and very Grand Union Canal here.