Capturing History

I have long been fascinated with the history of the Royal Canal. I’ve mentioned some time ago that the Royal Canal reached Kilcock, the village where we now live, before the 1820 Settlers arrived at the Eastern Cape coast where they eventually founded Port Elizabeth, the city we lived in before leaving South Africa.

So, when Ed Mooney suggested a new challenge my first thought was to send a recent photo of the Royal Canal Harbour in Kilcock. Ed’s Capturing History Challenge is open for anyone from anywhere so why don’t you submit something from your neck of the woods?

The photo I sent on to Ed has been used here already so I’ll use another view as seen from the Royal Canal. These scenes were roughly what the navvy’s who built the canal saw around 1800 on a warm August day… give and take a fence poles or two and a modern pasture of five…

The Royal Canal landscapes... serene! Between the 17th Lock and Cloncurries... idyllic, to say the least!

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