The East End Canal Tales tells the history of the Regent’s Canal by weaving the memories of over 50 local residents with historical accounts to tell intriguing, sometimes humorous, moving – and often surprising – stories of life and work on the Regent’s and Hertford Union Canals over two centuries.
It is lavishly illustrated with over 130 photographs, many never published before, and three maps. Read about canal trades of coal and manure and canal-side industries ranging from timber and metalworks to ice and chocolate. Learn about the canal’s role in what was the equivalent of the Victorian internet. Relive childhood memories of diving from ‘the pipe’ and being chased by the ‘cut runners’. Join the villains’ search for the holy grail of a gold cargo.
Lonely Planet London says: ‘Pick up a copy of the museum’s newly published The East End Canal Tales by Carolyn Clark to sail through the canal’s and its industries’ fascinating history, meeting a colourful cast of characters who lived and worked on them along the way. Bon voyage!’
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