Industrial heritage in Northern France – a Canal pump ‘machine à Robert’

Contributor: Andrew Brown, Canaux et rivières du Nord

Andrew Brown, a member of our European network through his membership of the Northern Canals and Rivers Network, passionate about Edith Cavell (British nurse who cared for wounded soldiers during the “Great War” and helped many Allied soldiers to escape from Belgium, it was shot by the Germans in 1915) is also passionate about a great machine, the “machine Robert” located at the lock of Hachette, on the channel of the Sambre, a video evokes this ancestor witnessed the heritage of the canals of the North. Note that the people of Maroilles have plans to create a “corner” Stevenson in the house of the lock keeper Hachette. Stevenson, another passion of our friend Andrew.


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