We are delighted to be travelling to Batchworth Lock Education Centre to celebrate the launch of Fabian Hiscock's superbly researched book.

Join us to celebrate the publication of a major new study, Passing Through: The Grand Junction Canal in West Hertfordshire, 1791–1841 by Fabian Hiscock.

The fifty years from the last decade of the eighteenth century saw great changes in Britain. Significant technological and economic change, not to mention wars, affected great swathes of the population and profoundly changed many aspects of life. In this book Fabian Hiscock considers this dramatic upheaval as it played out in western Hertfordshire, focusing in particular on just one of the many innovations of the time: the Grand Junction Canal, created to connect the Midlands with London.

After careers in the Royal Navy and in industry, Fabian Hiscock added local history to his long-standing interest in the history of the waterways, completing his MA by Research in History at the University of Hertfordshire in 2016. He is also involved with the heritage education charity Rickmansworth Waterways Trust.


Batchworth Lock Education Centre, 101 Church St, Rickmansworth WD3 1JD