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The impact on transport costs

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  The cost of transporting goods fell dramatically. Costs were around a quarter of the previous cost by road but in many cases goods could be carried which would simply not have been possible before the canals. Manufactured goods like ceramics (pottery) became cheaper and more available. Cup and saucer of the 18th century