Looking back to the 1700s

Many things happened for the first time during the 1700s. Sir Robert Walpole became Britain's first prime minister, Handel's 'Messiah' got its first performance, Captain Cook led his first expedition to the Pacific, and the first edition of the Times was published in London.

Did you know the canal scene in Britain during the 18th Century saw massive development for the first time and it was really, the dawn of a new Canal Age. 

Seven questions, seven answers, test your knowledge of these 1700s canals and rivers.

Last date edited: 24 October 2018