The 18th Century builders of the Leeds & Liverpool and the Lancaster Canals always intended that the two waterways should be linked. However the ambitious scheme involved 75 miles of waterway and two costly aqueducts across the Lune and Ribble valleys, and it was never funded. As a result the beautiful Lancaster Canal has remained isolated from the rest of the canal network for over 200 years.
In 1984, The Ribble Link Trust was formed to promote the idea that the two waterways should be linked via the River Douglas, the Ribble Estuary and a short new canal to be constructed along the line of Savick Brook to join the Lancaster Canal in Preston's Haslam Park. This DVD tells the remarkable story of the Millennium Ribble Link, from early designs through to the official opening in September 2002.
Running time: 75 mins approx. DVD-R format. English PAL.
This title is paired with the Lancaster Canal in the Double Disk section.