Building Britain's Canals

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Building Britain's Canals
Grand Union Canal
Episode 1  |  SBS  |  October 15, 2019

Dan tells the story of the Grand Union Canal, which runs up the spine of the country. Constructed at the height of the Industrial Revolution, it runs 245km in length, making it the longest man-made waterway in the country. An amalgamation of seven other canals, its story starts over 200 years ago. Industry in Birmingham was booming and the industrialists needed an efficient way to transport goods to and from London.

Dan tells the story of the Grand Union Canal, which runs up the spine of the country. Constructed at the height of the Industrial Revolution, it runs 245km in length, making it the longest man-made waterway in the country. An amalgamation of seven other canals, its story starts over 200 years ago. Industry in Birmingham was booming and the industrialists needed an efficient way to transport goods to and from London.

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