The Canals of the British Isles
- The Canals of The East Midlands
- including part of London
- This volume, and The Canals of the West Midlands, together cover the waterway history of an area that stretches from the Thames to the Mersey and Derbyshire, and from the Severn to Market Harborough, Oakham and Grantham.
- Here is the history, nearly 2oo years of it, of London canals such as the Regent's, the Kensington and the Isle of Dogs; of the Grand Junction and the Warwick line of canal to Birmingham; of the Oxford and the Coventry Canals; the Leicester line to the Trent; the Trent Navigation itself and the canals depending upon it, such as the Chesterfield, Grantham, Nottingham and Erewash; and of the other canals of Derbyshire - the Cromford, the Derby and the Nutbrook
- Charles Hadfield, who has spent many years in research for these two Midland volumes, takes his story from the early days to 1947. Here is a full history of the waterways of an important region in England in the days when canal transport was vital to prosperity. Here is also an account of the Grand Junction's later efforts to construct a broad waterway to the Derbyshire coalfield - which included the building of the Foxton inclined plane - modernisation of the Trent in this century and the formation and subsequent career of the grand Union.
- this book is not only for enthusiasts, but for all interested in the contribution canals have made to the Britain we know - and have yet to make to the future
- 294 pages, 1981 3rd impression, Case bound, 5¾" x 8¾"
- David & Charles Publications
- ISBN-10 071534871x
- ISBN-13 9780715348710
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