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 at the western end.
Sadly little was made of the anniversary in London’s media. Camden’s New Journal had a full page feature. I failed to get a copy of that issue however the following scan came from its sister journal West End Extra where the content is essentially the same.
This brief report came from the Camden New Journal’s online pages:
Link: Camden New Journal
Towpath Talk had this extended feature.