Boom Time 1800-1850

Working Boat at Fourteen LocksCanals transformed the way we transported goods and the period between 1800 and 1850 was the busy time for both the Monmouthshire Canal and for the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal, canals that we today know fondly as the 'Mon & Brec'. In fact, the need for the transportation of industrial output, especially 'pig iron' meant that gas lighting was installed at Fourteen Locks so that empty boats could be taken back along the Crumlin Arm at night time. The articles in this section, listed below, cover this exciting period of history.


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