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Date(s) - 9th December 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Briar Rose Hotel


The chamber lock was vital to the success of canals. Where were they first used, and was there any transfer of technology? The talk by our President, Mike Clarke, looks at canals in China and across Europe to discover the origins of early locks, and contrasts their development with the introduction of the chamber lock to Britain.