The First Cut or Isabella's Revenge

November 2019

In 1563 Exeter City Council engaged a Welsh engineer to build a canal, after more than 200 years of feuding with the Earls of Devon about the weir they built upstream of Topsham. This is the story of how it happened. It features Isabella, Countess of Devon, John Trew the Canal builder and a cast of colourful characters across the 600 year history of the port of Exeter - from exporting wool to dumping sludge in the English Channel. Described by the author as "history as pantomime" The First Cut will have a live band, a cast of....well, a big cast, and all the best jokes from the world of frivolity and froth that is civil engineering.


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The First Cut or Isabella's Revenge

November 2019

In 1563 Exeter City Council engaged a Welsh engineer to build a canal, after more than 200 years of feuding with the Earls of Devon about the weir they built upstream of Topsham. This is the story of how it happened. It features Isabella, Countess of Devon, John Trew the Canal builder and a cast of colourful characters across the 600 year history of the port of Exeter - from exporting wool to dumping sludge in the English Channel. Described by the author as "history as pantomime" The First Cut will have a live band, a cast of....well, a big cast, and all the best jokes from the world of frivolity and froth that is civil engineering.


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