Canal 250

Canal 250 : The Story of Britain's Canals

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When a young English nobleman was thwarted in love he abandoned the court, retired to his estate near Manchester and built a canal to serve his coalmines. The Bridgewater Canal was the sensation of the age and led others to follow the example of the enterprising Duke of Bridgewater. From his starting point in 1760, over the next half-century Britain was covered by a network of waterways that became the lifeblood of the Industrial Revolution. This is the story of 250 years of history on those canals, and of the people who made and used them. The book tells of the great engineers, such as Telford, Brindley and Jessop and of the industrialists, such as Wedgwood and Arkwright who promoted the canals they built. It also tells the story of the anonymous navvies who dug the canals, the men and women who ran the boats and the workers who kept the canals running. Covering the entire history of the canal network (from the glorious early days, through the years of decline caused by rail and then road competition, up to the subsequent revival of the canals as leisure routes), this wonderfully illustrated book is a must-have for all canal enthusiasts.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 172 x 248 x 26mm | 662.24g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 075245952X
  • 9780752459523
  • 1,032,537

About Anthony Burton

Anthony Burton is a full-time writer with over 70 books to his name; his first canal book was The "Canal Builders" (1972), now in its 4th edition. Others include "The Great Days of the Canal," the series Anatomy of Canals and a biography of Thomas Telford. He has worked extensively in television as a writer and presenter and recently as an expert, appearing in a number of programmes including Big, Bigger, Biggest for Channel 5, Thomas Telford for BBC Scotland and a shortly to be shown episode of Coast. He has been Historic Adviser for a number of series for Discovery.show more

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