Anthony Burton

Anthony Burton has been a professional writer and broadcaster for more than forty years, largely specialising in the history of technology and transport. His first book of canal history, The Canal Builders, is now in its fifth edition. He has written extensively on canal history over the years, as well as a recently reissued biography of Thomas Telford and Back Door Britain – his account of a 1,000-mile journey around the English system. He has written and presented fifty documentaries on industrial history for major TV channels, and was recently the historic adviser to six series for Discovery, including Industrial Revelations, based on a series of canal journeys.
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