17th October 2020
This is my first post in a while! In October, I had the privilege of attending the bicentenary celebration of the opening of the Regent's Canal. Eighteen barges from the St Pancras Cruising Club travelled from Browning's Pool in Little Venice to Limehouse Basin to mark the occasion, commemorating an elaborate procession of boats and brass bands led by the Earl of Macclesfield, that took place in August 1820. In July, I had also taken part in a podcast for the London Design Festival to commemorate the bicentenary, where I gave a short tour of the stretch between Angel and Haggerston.
That day, I was being interviewed by Lucy Greenwood from the Trust, sharing my thoughts on the history of the Canal, what wildlife can be found there, how people can get involved when they visit, and my vision for the next two hundred years.