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About "Rats"
The 'Water Rats' sustained the early Industrial Revolution, carrying heavy loads along the canals to the shipyards. Then the railways came, and the 'rats' were soon seen as second class to the faster engines of steam, forcing many families out of their homes to live in the cramped conditions of the narrowboats that sustained their livelihoods. It is a little known fact that Ronnie Wood comes from a family of Water Rats.