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John Cary's Inland Navigation

Map Man, Series 2 Episode 5 of 8

Nicholas Crane travels across eight maps that changed the face of Britain.

John Cary was commissioned to survey and map the hottest new investment of the industrial age, the canals. His maps show the routes of all of Britain's canals and are a document of a lost world, and when Nick goes looking for the Cary canal routes through the Black Country, he has a lot of detective work to do as many have been filled in or converted into railway lines.

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29 minutes

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Tue 17 Feb 2015 10:30