Notice for J. Mills & Co Canal Carriers; 1800-1845
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Notice for J. Mills & Co Canal Carriers; 1800-1845

Compton and Ritchie

© Museum of London

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Notice for J. Mills & Co Canal Carriers.
In the late 18th and early 19th centuries canals were one of the main routes for transporting goods around Britain. London joined the national canal network with the opening of the Grand Junction Canal from Paddington Basin in 1801. Canalboats were particularly suited to transporting fragile goods like pottery from the potteries of Staffordshire.

Services ran daily between London and the rest of Britain. This notice for J. Mills & Co. Canal Carriers lists 180 destinations around the country. 70 of these are towns in Staffordshire.

Canal transport ended with the expansion of the railway system in the second half of the 19th century.




1800 AD - 1845 AD

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