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The impact on industry

               
London Canal Museum - home page Enquiry 7 On towns and cities On the economy On industry On the costs of transport On financial services On England's geography
  Industry was growing in the late 18th century and needed coal, which only the canals could supply at a reasonable price. Coal powered furnaces ovens heating and steam engines. The canals made the industrial revolution possible. Picture of iron works at Dudley Port
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