Canal History

This topic gives students a taste of the past on the canals.
It focuses on Victorian Britain, local history and the impact of the canals and railways on Wolverhampton. 

The group can:

  • Consider the health and safety issues around canals and water
  • Look at the impact of the Industrial Revolution on Wolverhampton
  • Walk along the canal looking at its contruction and the operation of a working lock
  • Investigate the “lost village of Aldersley”, an once important canal interchange
  • Look at some traditional canal art

We can arrange a full school day, e.g. 9.30 am to 2.30 pm or a half day or evening session.

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