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Sat, 22 Jun



Kennet & Avon Canal

The Kennet & Avon Canal runs through the heart of Reading and has played a major role in the history and development of the town. Come along and hear about when and why the canal was built.

Kennet & Avon Canal
Kennet & Avon Canal

Time & Location

22 Jun 2024, 13:00 – 14:30

Reading, Reading RG1 6BT, UK


About the event

Come along and hear about;​

  • When and why the canal was built
  • The rise, decline and rise again of the canal
  • The role it played in the development of the town
  • What was Amelia Dyer's connection with the canal and what were her infamous deeds that led to her execution at Pentonville Prison
  • What is the canal's connection with invading 9th century Vikings


  • Standard ticket

    Tax: VAT included



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