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Anatomy of Canals Volume 3 Decline & Renewal

by Anthony Burton, Derek Pratt

Anatomy of Canals Volume 3 Decline & Renewal Synopsis

Competition from rail and later road forced many canals into closure, and a large section of the old system seemed doomed to crumble away into terminal decay. Then came a new industry: the canal leisure industry, and with it the birth of the restoration movement. This final volume in the Anatomy of Canals series looks at what has been achieved and how the new compares with the old. Cities such as Brimingham have now been won over and have made the old canals part of a lively rejuvenation programme, while a new generation of engineers has produced such marvels as the Falkirk Wheel.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780752428109
Publication date: 1st August 2003
Author: Anthony Burton, Derek Pratt
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 176 pages
Categories: Narrowboats & canals, Shipping industries,

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