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Liz McIvor explores how the nation's canals were saved following years of postwar neglect, becoming places of tranquillity and popular for boating holidays.

Liz McIvor explores the heritage of our canal network. After years of decline in the postwar period much of the network was eventually restored. Once places of labour and industry, they became places of leisure and tranquillity. The newly renovated canals were increasingly popular for boating holidaymakers. Liz visits the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wales and travels to Birmingham where canals have become catalysts for property development and urban regeneration. Canals offer so many benefits today. Perhaps, Liz suggests, it is time to construct a few more?

29 minutes

Last on

Mon 4 Jun 2018 19:30

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Role Contributor
Presenter Liz McIvor
Director Ed Barlow
Producer Ed Barlow
Executive Producer Tony Parker

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Interactive video: Explore the hidden history of the canal people

Liz McIvor discovers the hidden history of our canals and the people who worked on them.