New PDF release: Hertfordshire's Historic Inland Waterway: Batchworth to

By John Cooper

John Cooper takes the reader on a desirable trip alongside the towpath of the Grand Union Canal, which meanders via what's arguably probably the most picturesque stretches of inland waterway within the county. utilizing a colourful collection of previous photograph postcards and pictures, including terrific modern day photographs, we hint the historical past of the canal from its beginnings firstly of the early 19th century as a vital technique of transporting uncooked fabrics to the recent factories and generators, to its eventual decline within the mid-twentieth century and its renaissance with the rising excitement boat enterprise. Canalside industries thrived, with corporations like W. H. Walker of Rickmansworth, the place a few of the narrowboats on what was once then the Grand Junction Canal have been outfitted; the hugely winning John Dickinson paper turbines, reminiscent of the only at Croxley; the Wander manufacturing unit at Kings Langley, the place as soon as the area well-known ‘Ovaltine’ drink was once produced; Toovey’s flour mill and the Rose’s Lime Juice wharf at Boxmoor. We stopover at the fantastic Cassiobury Farm & Fisheries, an open operating farm along the canal the place infrequent breeds and unique animals are stored, sooner than witnessing a number of the marvelous, old narrowboats which were lovingly restored through committed fans. Wandering prior old fashioned waterside lodges, we succeed in our vacation spot – the sexy kingdom, industry city of Berkhamsted, with its ruins of the eleventh-century fortress. attention-grabbing anecdotes and a wealth of data abound during this well-illustrated e-book. Well-researched and intensive, this quantity will allure not just to canal and narrowboat fanatics, but in addition to neighborhood historians.

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