The History of the English Canals

Eric Jackson


Region:
Yorkshire & Humber
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Local and family historian
Fee:
Paid: £35 + 25p per mile over 15 miles from home
Category:
History
Updated:
26th February 2018
Tagged:
Canals | History | Transport

The history of the English canal system from 1759 to the present day. Covering how they were built and operated from their conception as an essential element in the Industrial Revolution, through the 'golden age'of the late 18th/early 19th centuries, their steady decline in the face of rail and later road transport, their nationalisation after the Second World War and their renascence as a part of the leisure industry. Lavishly illustrated throughout.

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About Eric Jackson

I’ve a life-long interest in history, especially local and social history, the kind that relates to real people and I love sharing my passion with others. I've been actively engaged in family and local history for over thirty years and have written many articles for various publications on some of the subjects of my talks. I am a former trustee of the Federation of Family History Societies; a trustee of the Pontefract & Ackworth Almshouse Charity and secretary of the Pontefract & District Family History Society. Until 2016 I had been a magistrate for twenty four years and I have a keen interest in the history of the office of Justice of the Peace. I enjoy travel, meeting new people, helping them in their research and talking to them about subjects that interest me, and which hopefully they will also find interesting. All my talks are accompanied by extensive Power Point presentations and I have my own computer, projector, extension lead and screen, all you have to provide is a table and a 3 pin socket outlet. All my electrical equipment is PAT approved.


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