The Delights of Britain’s Canals
10.00 – 11.00 Sat 16th June
In Waterways, A thousand Miles along Britain’s Canals, Jasper Winn explores the history, culture and geography of Britain’s canal system. Jasper spent over a year kayaking, cycling and boating his way along a thousand miles of towpaths and canals meeting historians, birdwatchers, fishermen, campaigners and eccentrics. On a fascinating journey through time and landscape exploring the history of the ‘water machine’ that created the Industrial Revolution, he celebrates the genius of pioneering engineers and unearths the lives of the people who lived and worked the canals. Enjoy his illustrated talk with even a canal song or two!