Rickmansworth Historical Society

Rickmansworth Historical Society / Events / Thu 13 Apr 2023

Talk: The last coal to Croxley

Talk: The last coal to Croxley

Nicholas Hill will tell us the story behind the last coal deliveries (by canal boat) to Croxley Paper Mill in 1970.

The late 1960s saw the decline of commercial canal carrying, partly because industries like Dickinson’s stopped using coal. The last coal delivery to Croxley Mill was made in early October 1970, and was arranged by a group including the young boatman Nicholas Hill. Nick himself will tell us the story of how it all came about, and of the make-do-and-mend efforts which were needed to make this epic last trip to Croxley.

It’s not often that we can hear about historic events from someone who was actually involved.

Visitors welcome - booking is not required, fee £3 on the door (or join the Society, even better).

For more information visit https://rickmansworthhistory.org.uk/programme-2022-2023/

Event Location

St Mary's Church Centre

St Mary's Church
Church Street

Telephone: 07767 831 924
Email: rick.hist.soc@btinternet.com
Website: https://rickmansworthhistory.org.uk/programme-2022-2023/

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