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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

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