The Queen’s remarkable reign of sixty years is also quite remarkable when thinking about the history of the Canal. Queen Elizabeth II has ruled for over a quarter of the time of the Canal’s existence. In fact the timeline of the Canal has been dominated by two monarchs – both Queens. The Monmouthshire Canal and The Brecknock & Abergavenny Canal both began their existence in the reign of George III.
The following timeline is not a comprehensive list of events, but it does give an idea of the history of the canal under different reigns.