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Canals in Britain

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Canals in Britain

This fascinating history of Britain’s canals begins with the earliest Roman waterways, moves through their peak during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and concludes with the present day, detailing the decline and resurgence of canal construction and usage in the UK.

It documents the stories of the narrow boats and barges that were transported via the canals, as well as the boatmen who piloted them, and the broader story of waterway development through the progress of civil engineering.

During the early stages of the Industrial Revolution, canals played a vital role in Britain’s transportation system. Most of these waterways were managed locally and were used to transport goods over short distances. They were also grouped regionally and had specific types of boats that were linked to major river estuaries.

Illustrated with stunning photographs, this comprehensive guide offers insight into some of Britain’s most accessible and beautiful heritage sites.

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Author

Tony Conder

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Paperback

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Canal Junction has been online for over 25 years. Through our Canal Junction Shop we sell our extensive range of canal books directly to the public.

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