Inside the canal tunnel
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Enthusiasts allowed inside canal tunnel for first time in a century

An 18th Century canal tunnel has opened to visitors for the first time since part of the roof collapsed more than 100 years ago.

The Norwood Tunnel near Kiveton was the longest tunnel in the UK when it opened in May 1775. It collapsed after heavy rains in October 1907.

Engineers from the Canal and Rivers Trust allowed locals a chance to see inside the 1.5-mile (2.6 km) long structure as part of an inspection visit.

  • 24 Aug 2016