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DVD - Narrowboat Identification

DVD - Narrowboat Identification

This DVD is intended to give the viewer a basic knowledge of the types of working narrowboat which were once common on our waterways. It is not a definitive volume of all types and sub types but a guide to features by which you can learn to understand where the boat was built etc.

The film covers Fellows Morton & Clayton, Grand Union Canal Carrying Co., Severn & Canal Carrying Co., Nursers Dock, Thos Clayton, the Northern boats, BCN tugs and more.

Also included is a film of a large boat parade in Birmingham to allow you to test your knowledge.

Running time: 91 mins approx.


AVAILABILITY :  In stock

Price: 14.95

DVD - Inland Waterways 1960s/70s

DVD - Inland Waterways 1960s/70s

A compilation of films about the inland waterways from the 60s and 70s. "299 Miles & 199 locks" Part 1: Filmed in 1975. The family set out with a Cathedral cruisers boat from Worcester cruising what is now known as the Avon Ring with a detour down the wolverhampton 21 and Stourbridge Canal back to Birmingham. Part 2: Filmed in 1973 aboard a Canal Cruising Co boat from Stone. The Caldon, Chester, Llangollen and Autherley all feature.

"Camping boat trip" Shot in 1974 aboard Union Canal Carriers Admiral class motor Lindsey. See the fun of camping boat holidays as they were.

"Bert Dunkeley and Prince" In this 1977 film Bert heads through Birmingham. Enjoy a trip aboard a wooden Samuel Barlow motor with a trusty Lister JP2.

"Voyage into England" 1962/3. The Oxford, Coventry, Ashby, Macclesfield and Peak Forest canals.

Total running time 1 hour 45 minutes. Originally shot on 8mm and super 8 cine film.


AVAILABILITY :  In stock

Price: 14.50

DVD - Navigation to Derby

DVD - Navigation to Derby

The city of Derby has been served by waterways for hundreds of years. The Derwent, Markeaton Brook and the Trent were first, followed by the Derby Canal in 1793. You look at the canal in detail and the fortunes and life of these navigations.

Many archive images together with today's scenes vividly bring the past to life. This film is dedicated to the memory of Ike Argent. Narrated by David Suchet.

Running time: 59 mins approx.


AVAILABILITY :  Despatch in 2-3 days. Please contact us.

Price: 14.50

DVD - Waterway Reflections

DVD - Waterway Reflections

This is a compilation of 3 previous releases:-

Waterway Reflections Vol 1 - which is itself a compilation of short films such as commercial boating in Walsall, night time stoppage in Birmingham, join Ivor Batchelor on an unpleasant days boating and the historic boat parade outside the NIA etc.

Birmingham Canal Navigations Diary - A series of short films dealing with a varied selection of events and happenings on the BCN, from the new Lichfield Canal aqueduct to the destruction of valuable canalside property.

Working For The Company - A brief look at the working lives of British Waterways staff and a visit to Bradley workshops.

Running time over 3 hours.


AVAILABILITY :  In stock

Price: 14.50

DVD - World of Waterways Vol 1

DVD - World of Waterways Vol 1

A compilation of two previous releases:-

Boaters' Gathering - film from the Black Country Living Museum event held every two years. Many preserved private working boats join the museum boats to create a unique spectacle.A great variety of craft are present.

Anderton Reopened - We visit that wonderful day in March 2002 when the Anderton Boat Lift was re-opened, and look at the background and history of this 'Cathedral of the Waterways'.

Running time 88 mins approx.


AVAILABILITY :  In stock

Price: 14.50