The forefathers of modern policing and London’s first police force, the Thames River Police has a rich and fascinating history
Did you know that canals helped measure the curvature of the earth? We unearth a story played out along a sleepy waterway in the east of England.
These historic buildings, constructed to keep water levels constant across the waterways, are an important part of our canal heritage.
These historic buildings once provided a reliable water supply to waterways across the country, but today only a handful remain.
Marvel at this engineering workhorse that supplies water to the Grand Union Canal as it rises over the Chilterns.
This water-driven pumping station is an important piece of industrial heritage that has been lovingly restored by a team of dedicated volunteers.
After losing its original water supply, the Cromford Canal was saved when this striking pumping station was constructed.
This striking pumping station is preserved as a museum to record the important heritage of this stretch of the water.
This special kind of pumping station keeps the water level in the West India Dock constant by pumping in water from the River Thames.
Seek out a mechanical silver swan, Roman ruins and a carving of Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire Cat on this unexpectedly bucolic ramble beside the River Tees