The Jouneyman Coventry Canal
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The Jouneyman Coventry Canal

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Bridge No. 1 (Leicester Row) just beyond Coventry Canal Basin.

The canal features various works of art commisioned by many artists including this one - "The Journeyman) by Stephen Hitchin (1999).

It depicts the range of tools used by the "Navies" in the construction of the canal, mounted on a decorated bronze column.

Panorama created by Virtual Midlands

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