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London's Lost Canals Exhibition at London Canal Museum

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Beneath streets and new developments of London, lie nine canals and navigations that failed to make it to the 21st Century. Dive into the unknown story of London's lost canals created from the 1680s to the 1830s and trace the reasons their downfall and total disappearance. Lack of traffic, the competition of the railways and pure neglect all contributed to their loss and with them went the countless twists and tales of the waterways. o Wren's great disaster - an elegant construction, ruined by pollution o The world's largest fishing fleet, based in Barking o The origin of Tabloid Newspapers o The dangers of a canal-side first world war aerodrome o Drownings and deeds of great heroism With over 60 images and maps from the 1700s to present day, this is the first exhibition of its kind in the UK Exhibition entry free with Museum entry

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London Canal Museum

12/13 New Wharf Road
King's Cross
N1 9RT
+44 (0)20 7713 0836
Public transport:
King's Cross St. Pancras Underground and National Rail. Also Caledonian Road and Barnsbury London Overground.

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