Is there any tea on this spaceship?

Is there any tea on this spaceship?

Title is a quote from “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams.¬†Image from London Canals

Historically industry was often to be found close to canals. The waterways formed a vital transportation network bringing supplies such as timber, coal and other materials. There was once a paper mill near Tottenham Hale. The industrial revolution could not have happened without canals!

Food and ceramics were also shipped along canals, and the ease of transport brought the cost of such goods down making them accessible to more people. Barges were used for trade and pleasure.

Trade and transportation can occur in many ways. Teacups are vessels for transporting tea. Tea itself can be used to take us away from our earthly concerns, if only for the space of a tea break.

A blog post from Helena Wee on research for her new animation.