Why the need to emphasise it?

Just what is or was the problem?

We must first ask the simple question.


What is a canal?


You and I may think we know because we are so well informed nowadays. Or are we?

Dictionary definition: canal

an artificial waterway constructed to allow the passage of boats inland.

A canal is a man-made waterway that allows boats to pass from one body of water to another.


The earliest proper canal in England !

 The Stamford Canal << The earliest proper canal in England? <<