Kentish History comes alive at Tonbridge Book Fair!
The Tonbridge Book Fair, which will take place on Sat 9th March at the Angel Centre, will include for sale, amongst a large selection of books and prints on Kent, a fascinating piece of Kentish history – a report published in 1809 by engineer John Rennie into the practicality of a Weald of Kent Canal. The Weald of Kent canal would have joined the river Medway with the Rother near Rye.
This is an extremely rare book from the Napoleonic era and was only printed for the financial backers to the scheme. The monies were never found to build the canal (this despite an Act of Parliament being passed to allow the scheme to go ahead) but the book nevertheless provides a fantastic insight into what might have been for Kent. before the arrival of the railways.