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Ice from ponds and canals

London Canal Museum - home page Victorian ice trade enquiry Ice from ponds and canals Ice from America and Norway Storing ice in London Delivery and distribution of ice How the Victorians used ice The end of the natural ice trade
  When Queen Victoria became Queen in 1837, and for many more years, ice was cut from ponds, and from the canals. The ice was of poor quality. It was often dirty. It was an unreliable source of ice - in some years the weather was not cold enough for much ice to form. Men cutting ice from a canal in winter
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