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Agricultural development

London Canal Museum - home page Enquiry 4 Growth of population Growing towns and cities Agricultural development Industrial development Bad road transport Military transport
  Growing population meant more demand for food, and farmers needed fertilisers.The canals carried manure, from human waste and horse dung from the cities to the countryside. They brought agricultural products into the towns. For example the Lee Navigation brought grain from Hertfordshire for London's bakers. drawing of a farming scene, horse drawn plough
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