London Canal Museum describes the historical development of the channel in London. There are many companies that operate in a boat along the canal rulers: Little Venice with old cafes and bars on the banks of the river to Camden Town with bustling markets.
There is also a tour of the historic canal and the end of the Middle King. Some tours also stop at the London Zoo. It is hidden in a group of residential streets behind King’s Cross station. London canal museum is not where you are likely to find it by accident.
However, it is well worth looking for insight not only into the system channel from London, but also commercial city of the 19th century. The museum building is back to the Regent’s Canal Basin and built around 1863 as a repository for the storage of ice shipped to Norway.
With large ice wells, each beginning with a capacity of 750 tons of ice, lying directly under the building, and you can peek into one of those behind the museum. It displays on the ground floor to explain and clarify the history of the ice London trade and tells the story of Carlo Gatti businessmen and builders ice warehouse.
The first floor of London Canal Museum led to a steep road enclosure on the upper floor of the barn. This steep path leads to the cage on the top floor of the warehouse. It has been added upstairs warehouse to make a stable for the horses pull the wagon ice delivery. A steep road (unfortunately no longer accessible as the “health and safety” governs with a very large corner) provides access to the horses. In the 20th century, the horse is the backbone of life in London. There have stabilized an estimated 300,000 horses and work in the city in 1893. Of course, the transport channel is almost entirely dependent on the horse.
Regional stability of London Canal Museum is now with the exhibition that displays the canals and waterways of London. It includes models of the various ships and boats which are used in the channel, information on the type and quantity of goods transported and an explanation of how the locks. It comes with a good model illustrates the principles that display graphics of the building in the beginning of the century 19 from channel rulers.
Less than a century ago, however, the scene will be very different. There are large quantities of goods transported from the capital by barge and the import of goods that bring along the canal from Limehouse pier. Nearly half of all cargo is transported by barge of coal, which has a London almost insatiable demand. There are construction materials, especially bricks, and other large goods.
Ammunition and explosives are transported by the channel until 1874 when the Regent’s Canal barge exploded and kill three people and destroying Macclesfield Bridge (near London Zoo). It is known as the blow up the bridge. It is an interesting display of the original newspaper reports and documentation that explaining how the cause of the accident.
In the ground floor, you will find ice trade. London ice trade displays interesting and well ice. These states have harvested ice farm ponds and streams which are stored underground in the purpose of the ice house at least since the 17th century building. In London Museum there is ice channel load and unload using a crane with a pincer like attachment called “ice dog”.
Ice picks used to break the ice into small pieces. Ice was cut with handsaws, and then slid to the bottom of slices of giant wooden mountains to the port. Then it transferred by boat to Limehouse, where it is transferred to boats for a trip to the ice wells in central London. That’s our article about London Canal Museum.