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Kennet and Avon Canal walk

Saturday 22nd June - 1pm

The Kennet & Avon Canal runs through the heart of Reading and has played a major role in the history and development of the town. Come along and hear about when and why the canal was built.

Come along and hear about;​

  • When and why the canal was built
  • The rise, decline and rise again of the canal
  • The role it played in the development of the town
  • What was Amelia Dyer's connection with the canal and what were her infamous deeds that led to her execution at Pentonville Prison
  • What is the canal's connection with invading 9th century Vikings