The Venice of the North
The Venice of the North – the nickname Manchester acquired due to its plethora of canals – is also the title of the first programme in the Making Manchester radio series, first aired on ALL FM 96.9 and http://www.allfm.org at 0900-1000 GMT on Monday 11 January 2016.
This programme tells the fascinating story of Britain’s first modern canal and the boom in canal building which it triggered.
It also discusses the current renaissance in the life of Manchester’s canals, in terms of leisure, wildlife, canalside regeneration for offices and homes, improvement of the towpaths as cycling routes – and includes interviews about how to experience life on the canals if you don’t happen to own a boat, and also how you can get involved in looking after the canals through voluntary work.
As a preview you can watch this video.