Revisit of Clifford Morris' photography from the turn of the millennium to reflect on the many changes to the landscape that have taken place during the intervening years.
"The canals, being man made, have no tide. The only tide to have intruded is that of time itself. The years of "canal mania", saw industries rushing to use what was, at that time, the most efficient means of transporting goods available. Canals' critical role in the industrial revolution that swept across Britain offered no futureproofing against the compeition from first rail and then road that was to bring an end to their industrial use. These photographs reflect the paradoxes of social and economic change and in so doing interpret our industrial past in the light of times today." Clifford Morris.
The exhibition is included within the Museum admission price.
Please come and browse and think about how the canals have changed and what that means to you.