Pictured: from left, Ian Shacklock, Richard Cotton, Phil Emery, of the Canal and River Trust, and Roger Squires, from London Canal Museum
Published: 18 August, 2016
By DAN CARRIER
A PARTY at Camden Lock on Friday celebrated the 200th anniversary of the opening of the Regent’s Canal.
Deputy Mayor Councillor Richard Cotton was joined by the Friends of Regent’s Canal and the Canal and River Trust members to mark the opening of the waterway from Little Venice to Camden Town in 1816. Friends of Regent’s Canal chairman Ian Shacklock said: “This is an important milestone for Camden Town, which became connected to the Midlands in 1816. I hope this will raise awareness of the hard work and engineering skill that went into the canal’s construction.”