Federico Lloveras Herrera’s Little Venice

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This weekend tweets have been doing the rounds re Federico Lloveras Herrera’s artwork depicting Little Venice. The painting was sold at the De Vuyst ‘Old Masters, Modern & Contemporary Art’ auction in 2013. Its a lovely painting that was done during a very important interim period at Little Venice, as will be explained below.   Theres two bits of important […]

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Regent’s Canal 200th Anniversary

The Regent’s Canal celebrated its 200th Anniversary this month. Its a partial anniversary as the full canal did not open until 1820. 1816 was the year the Regent’s Canal opened from Paddington to the top of the locks Camden. This was somewhat later than the promoters had hoped, due to considerable difficulties in building the canal especially its two tunnels […]

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Surrey Iron Railway pages added

The Surrey Iron Railway pages have now been added. This,with the McMurrays canal feature, covers the history and route of one of the earliest public railways between the River Thames and Croydon. SiR 1 – McMurrays Canal SiR 2 – Surrey Iron Railway SiR 3 – Through Wandsworth SiR 4 – Wandsworth to Earlsfield SiR 5 – Summerstown to New […]

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Canal updates – Little Venice/Paddington/Lisson Grove

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The following is from the local politicians on issues related to the canal. Little Venice Canal area  We have asked the Canal & River Trust to investigate this issue; “What has happened to Little Venice Canal at Paddington Basin? Even the ducks have abandoned the green slime that has engulfed the entire basin. Can we please have a longer term […]

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Olympic legacy killing London’s creative culture

The Olympic legacy is killing London’s creative culture. This article discusses how the 2012 legacy’s screwing artists based along the Lee Navigation at Fish Island. Clearly the gentrification disease continues to spread througout London’s waterways. Prices are pushing out many of London’s creative artists with some saying they will have to relcate to different parts of England or even venture […]

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London Canals update 17 August 2016

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The list of updated pages is as follows. All these are on www.londoncanals.uk. Those that are not still can be found at www.londoncanals.co.uk Archive pictures of the London Canals [1 page] Archive – Recent old pictures of the London Canals Attractions/Buildings near the London Canals [11 pages] Abbey – The famous road, crossing, studios & The Beatles Bayswater – Shops […]

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Bow Back Rivers & other ‘lost’ features

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London Canals’ previous features covered the Bow Backs, the navigable Molember river (pic shown below), The Stort, Waltham Abbey’s canal system, the New River, plus the many cuts off the Lee Navigation, leaflets on the Lee/Lea, the Grand Union Canal, London’s canal waterbuses, etc. There were regular features too – one covered news items on London’s canals and another the […]

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London Canals update August 2016

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Updates to the London Canals website are underway. Its being morphed from a plain website to wordpress which will consist of original London Canals website features plus blog posts. The blog posts from elsewhere (including the old London Canals wordpress blog) are included in the new site. For a full list of the features from the London Canals website simply […]

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