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The first modern transport revolution - how they moved goods in the 1700s; canal boats, boatmen and boatwomen.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 2:30pm

This talk remembers the very many people who can be described as ‘canal people’ and includes canal builders from ancient China and Egypt, civil engineers of the Industrial Revolution and the navvies who built the canals. There are those who worked on the boats in peacetime and wartime, the people who founded the restoration movement and the many groups involved in restoring canals in the 21st century.  Canal theatre companies and some family histories are also mentioned.

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Address: 
Conduit Road
Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 1DB
Venue phone number: 
01235 520282
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