Victorian Powys for primary  schools
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Brecon and district
in Victorian times
  An outing on the canal  

This is a wonderful old photograph of a canal boat 'treat' for members of the Bethel chapel Sunday School in the early 1900s, in the Edwardian years.
The bridge in the picture is at Gasworks Lane in Brecon.

outing in
the early

Canalboat outing
Detail of photo

The commercial use of the Brecon and Abergavenny canal slowly came to an end as more and more of the goods once carried on the canal boats switched to the railways.
This meant that many boats became available for pleasure trips and school outings, and some late Victorian school log books mention treats on the much quieter canals.

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