Transport Revolution: Canals

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  • Created by: Frankey
  • Created on: 12-05-10 18:09

Why Canals?

  • response to industrial growth
  • poor roads
  • navigable rivers used don't always go from A to B
    • Thames
    • Severn
    • Humbery
    • Mersy
  • sea going ships effected by weather or inacesability
  • also effected by flood, drought or access

Before Canals:

  • Improvements:
    • trusts:
      • set up by Acts of Parliament to improve navigable rivers
        • Mersey and Irwel
  • Problems:
    • slow, uncertain
      • seasons
      • mills
      • physical limitations
  • Solution:
    • canals
      • bulkey goods in…

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