Tuesday, 29 May 2007
UK Blog Post 6: Sankey Canal-1st in England
The first true canal built in England was the Sankey Canal
The Act authorising the Sankey Brook Navigation was passed in 1755. The Canal which was cut subsequently was carrying coal by 1757, making the Sankey England's First Canal of the Industrial Revolution.
Sankey Canal History
250 years later it is disused and the section nearest to us is a park with ducks, swans and other river birds.
Its also used by locals to walk dogs, for children to play, to ride bikes and fish. The park even has 3 rangers who conduct wildlife and wild flower walks.
Sankey Valley Park