Old Images of the Regent’s Canal, London

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Glimpse the past through old images of the Regent’s Canal, which runs through the north of Central London.

Regent’s Canal in 1938

When the Regent’s Canal Company was formed in 1812 to build a new waterway from the Grand Junction Canal’s Paddington Arm to the proposed dock at Limehouse, the aim was purely industrial.

But by 1938, the Regent’s Canal was a well established green space for city dwellers to get away from the noise and traffic, even though motorised freight barges still transported goods.

The short film also includes a look at Regent’s Park, and the canal at Maida Vale.

Regents Canal (1938) – British Pathé on YouTube

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I love learning about history, and for the past 30 years have enjoyed books, films, and documentaries on the topic. On days off from work my favourite destination with friends and family are museums, historic buildings, and archaeological sites, or just walking round interesting streets with old buildings to admire.