Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

The building of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal started in 1797 and was completed in 1812. Its raison d'etre was to link Brecon with the Bristol Channel for the carriage of goods such as coal, iron, lime and agricultural produce. With the coming of the railways and the advent of the car, the canal fell into disrepair like many others. In 1970, it was re-opened as a recreational waterway and this is a scene captured near Abergavenny. Surprisingly, when I was rambling along its tow-path, I did not encounter many walkers although narrow boats were relatively abundant.

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