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The growth of population

               
London Canal Museum - home page Enquiry 4 Growth of population Growing towns and cities Agricultural development Industrial development Bad road transport Military transport
  The population of England was growing rapidly. In 1750 the population was around 5.8 million. By 1800 it was over 9 million. More people meant more demand for food, building materials and fuel to be transported. Graph showing a rising trend
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