Monthly Talks at London Canal Museum
Our monthly talks start at 19：30 on the first Thursday of each month except August. Admissionis at normal charges and you don’t need to book. They end around 21：00.
The Canal Pioneers, by Chris Lewis. James Brindley is recognized as one of the leading early canal engineers. He was also a major player in training others in the art of canal planning and building. Chris Lewis will explain how Brindley made such a positive contribution to the education of that group of early “civilengineers”.
Ice for the Metropolis, by Malcolm Tucker. Well before the arrival of freezers, there was a demand forice for food preservationand catering. Malcolm will explain the history of importing natural ice and the technology of building ice wells, and how London’s ice trade grew.
An Update on the Cotswold Canals, by Liz Payne. The Stroudwater Canal is moving towards reopening. TheThames and Severn Canal will take a little longer. We will have a report on the present state of play.
Eyots and Aits—Thames Islands, by Miranda Vickers. The Thames has many islands. Miranda has undertaken a review of