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Richard Blakemore

Richard Blakemore was one of people who opposed the first Bute Dock Bill, the 1830 Bute Ship Canal Bill.  He petitioned Parliament for the opportunity to give evidence to the Opposed Bill Committee.

About Richard Blakemore
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Richard Blakemore was one of people who opposed the first Bute Dock Bill, the 1830 Bute Ship Canal Bill. He petitioned Parliament for the opportunity to give evidence to the Opposed Bill Committee.

About Melingriffith Works
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Richard Blakemore's opposition to the Bute Ship Canal stemmed from his position as Managing Director of Melingriffith Works, and his long-running dispute with the Glamorgan Canal Company.