This guided tour identifies the sites and stories behind the many wharves which once existed along the banks of the canal and led to the growth of Berkhamsted in Victorian times. Visitors will learn of the importance of the canals to Berkhamsted.
Nothing much remains of the many wharves where grain, sheep dip, coal, timber and even boats were once unloaded and launched. Commentaries will identify the sites, explain the use and importance of each one and also point out the many features of the canal which on the stretch between Boxmoor and just beyond Tring required so many locks to overcome the height. Berkhamsted was an important registration point where boats and their cargoes were checked.
Running on 13 & 16 September, 10.30am-12noon
A Heritage Open Days Event