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  A trip on the canal boat  

Another treat for local children is mentioned in the Crickhowell British School Log Book of September 1875. This was a pleasure boat outing on the Brecon and Abergavenny Canal.
By 1875 the canal had lost most of its trade carrying coal and other heavy goods to the railways, so the boat trip on the water could have been very peaceful - apart from the noisy children !

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17th September
School diary entry
School diary entry
  This entry, split over two pages of the Log Book, reads -
17th September - "Holiday. School Treat. The children met at Llangattock Wharf at noon & went down the canal in one of Mr Watkin's boats, as far as Govilon, and returned between four and five o'clock. Tea was partaken of in a field near the yard".
Children on canal boat

The photograph shown here was taken many years later, around 1908, but it gives some idea of the children's outing. It shows a boatload of people passing Llangattock Wharf on the Brecon & Abergavenny canal.

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