Signs of Decay (2)

En route to the Olympic Park, I walked along the Hertford Union Canal, otherwise known as Duckett’s Cut after Sir George Duckett who introduced the Act of Parliament in 1823 which allowed him to borrow £50,000 to fund its construction.   Duckett was a banker and member of parliament who went bust in 1832 and the canal was never a commercial success.   It runs between Victoria Park and the Roman Road:-

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