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THE HATTON FLIGHT (time lapse)


THE beauty of heaven on earth

 

ALL hail to Leonardo da Vinci and his determination
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The modern canal system was mainly a product of the 18th century and

early 19th century. It came into being because the Industrial Revolution 

(which began in Britain during the mid-18th century) demanded an

economic and reliable way to transport goods and commodities in large

quantities.  By the early 18th century, river navigations such as the 

Aire and Calder Navigation were becoming quite sophisticated, with 

pound locks and longer and longer "cuts" (some with intermediate locks)

to avoid circuitous or difficult stretches of river. Eventually, the experience

of building long multi-level cuts with their own locks gave rise to the idea

of building a "pure" canal, a waterway designed on the basis of where

goods needed to go, not where a river happened to be.

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Michael : catalyst-producer

over 2 years later

Michael said


In the context of the 14 years of rationing that the British People had to endure during and after the Second World War - over 11 million tons of food & other goods were transported every year via 4000 miles of canals and inland waterways.




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Comment by Michael Grove on January 8, 2012 at 11:02

In the context of the 14 years of rationing that the British People had to endure during and after the Second World War - over 11 million tons of food & other goods were transported every year via 4000 miles of canals and inland waterways - ALL hail to Leonardo da Vinci and his determination to bow to THE Power of Visual Thinking !

Comment by Michael Grove on June 20, 2016 at 23:07


  Boom Time: Coal, canals and steam, an explosive combination.
  Series 1 E01 - 2002 - Industrial Revelations - Mark Williams

  Those that subscribe to THE Curious Case of [BE]ing BRITISH

  should go all out to preserve everything that brought about

  the industrial revolution as it has proven to be the most

  monumental change and advancement in lifting humanity

  out of thousands of years of poverty and struggle all

  because of the steam and electrical age we see explained

  in this series particularly and further series to come.

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