Tour of the Grand Junction Canal

In 1819 a London artists called John Hassall got on his horse and followed the new Grand Junction canal from Brentford to Braunston in Northamptonshire. He described his journey through a very different time before good roads and railways.

Along the way he produced a series of engravings, which are the main interest of the book today. Stony Stratford, for example, shown here, is still recognisable, but very different 200 years ago.

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