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Apsley

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Owner description: When the Grand Union Canal was cut though Apsley, it put the town on the main trade route to London. Today, the old towpath... more » Owner description: When the Grand Union Canal was cut though Apsley, it put the town on the main trade route to London. Today, the old towpath serves as a wonderful cycle route. Apsley was once an important centre for paper manufacture. The Grand Union Canal transported huge amounts of raw materials on barges to the paper mills here. Full-scale production of paper only ceased in the Second World War. Today, the old industrial buildings are now cafés, pubs and a visitor centre - and make a great day out. « less
Owner description: When the Grand Union Canal was cut though Apsley, it put the town on the main trade route to London. Today, the old towpath... more » Owner description: When the Grand Union Canal was cut though Apsley, it put the town on the main trade route to London. Today, the old towpath serves as a wonderful cycle route. Apsley was once an important centre for paper manufacture. The Grand Union Canal transported huge amounts of raw materials on barges to the paper mills here. Full-scale production of paper only ceased in the Second World War. Today, the old industrial buildings are now cafés, pubs and a visitor centre - and make a great day out. « less
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