Sir M. Barlow, Minister of Labour, opens a new lock at Stoke.
Item title reads - Nottingham a port! Sir M. Barlow, Minister of Labour, opens new lock at Stoke, through navigation to Hull will soon be possible.
A boat sails up through the lock with Sir M. Barlow and lots of other people onboard. He cuts the ribbon as they sail through, which declares it open. He takes his hat off to the crowds. C/U of him giving a speech afterwards.