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To what extent is Source A(TM)s view on the impact of the canal on Stoke Bruerne 1805-1835 supported by the other sources?

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Question Two To what extent is Source A's view on the impact of the canal on Stoke Bruerne 1805-1835 supported by the other sources? In source A John Hassel describes the village of Stoke Bruerne as picturesque. He also describes the village as busy. This makes us think that that the canal has a positive impact on the village. The freighted boats suggest that goods are coming in and the villagers have a good supply of goods and a wide range. This suggests they have a better standard of living. The village of Stoke Bruerne was so thriving and "picturesque" it made John think back to his time he spent in Wales. He also describes the accommodation as being more than moderate because the hostess was able to supply them with "an acceptable piece of corned beef". This suggests that business is thriving in the village of Stoke Bruerne. ...read more.

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On our site visit we saw how the canal cut the village in half. This does not agree with Source A. Source A omits the canal cutting the village in half. Also we saw the new buildings that were built. We saw the improved houses and buildings. This agrees with Source A to some extent. It does say about the improved buildings but not the new buildings. In the Table of Dividends, Revenue and Tonnages you can see that the canal was visited many times and that much money was made. You can see this because the percent the investors get in dividends go up from 1% in 1805 to 12% in 1835. The investors earned a lot of money. This was not mentioned in Source A. Though some of the important impacts were mentioned in Source A. Not all of them were. It mentioned the sights but not the facts behind them. ...read more.

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That might not have been the only source that was not reliable. The Northampton Mercury may not have been reliable because it was the Duke of Grafton who owned the land that the canal was built on, he would not have wanted the canals reputation tarnished because he wouldn't want his business to suffer. There may be enough reliable sources to determine the impact of the canal on Stoke Bruerne. But we can never be so sure about the reliability of the sources. The Duke of Grafton may heavily influence the Northampton Mercury. The Tables of Dividends, Revenue and Tonnages should be reliable because it is an official document. I think that there are enough reliable sources to determine the impact of the canal on Stoke Bruerne. The impact of the canal on Stoke Bruerne was that it became a bustling busy village. It brought in new materials. It raised the villager's standards of living. It had a good effect on the village. The Impact of the canal was positive on the village ...read more.

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