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The Norwich history detectives found evidence of John Harrison Yallop’s involvement in a scheme in 1826 to build a waterway from Norwich to Lowestoft. Yallop's name is the third on the list, which shows he subscribed £200 to invest in the project. It is also interesting to note that Luke Hansard (1752-1828), printer to the House of Commons, who was born in Norwich, was listed as a subscriber. Although this scheme was unsuccessful, the following year a similar proposal was authorised by an Act of Parliament.
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Find out how the Norwich history detectives followed the trail of 5 commissioners named on the Land Tax Roll of 1821.