Hatton Flight

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medium: linocut | size: 105 x 150m | price: £25
This linocut comes with the caption below (as shown above).
The flight of 21 broad locks at Hatton on the Grand Union canal were opened by the Duke of Kent in 1934.Their construction was part of a last gasp effort, backed by the government of the day to modernize the canals so they could compete with road and rail. It took two years and 1000 men to build the locks, using the new material, concrete. The flight is a daunting sight for boaters who nicknamed the locks ‘the stairway to heaven’. The famous Hydraulic paddle gear make winding easy but slow!
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