We gather and share peoples’ stories of the canal – the Cut – in the 20th century. From 1820, the Regent’s Canal was the artery of commerce feeding London’s nationwide and international trade. From Regent’s Canal Dock (now Limehouse Basin), the Regent’s Canal runs through the heart of the East End, Shoreditch and Islington to Paddington Basin and then, as the Grand Union Canal, to the Midlands. Our focus is on the history of the eastern reach of the canal from Islington to Limehouse and includes the Herford Union Canal or Ducketts. For 200 years the Regent’s Canal has provided livelihoods, recreation and an adventure playground to generations. Now, the old landmarks sit cheek by jowl with brand-new developments. But the canals’ influence on us lives on.
16-17 July 2022