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Video - Inland Waterways

Video - Inland Waterways

A compilation video put together by British Waterways, the three films involved were shot between 1950 and 1955 and show commercial carrying as it was.

The films "There go the boats" and "Inland Waterways" will be of serious interest to those who love narrowboats as they were. "Bridge of Song" shows how a new and larger lock at Newark removes a bottleneck.

This version under a different cover is a specially licenced edition from Laurence Hogg.

Running time: 65 mins approx. VHS (PAL). All the films are in black and white.


AVAILABILITY :  In stock

Price: 14.50

Video - Waterways Our Heritage

Video - Waterways Our Heritage

Another British Waterways compilation. The two films on this video show something of the early decades of tourism on the inland waterways.

Waterways - Our Heritage from 1979 follows a family cruising from Hillmorton, near Rugby, on the Oxford Canal, via the Trent & Mersey and Shropshire Union to Wolverhampton.

World of the Waterways from 1969 follows an undergraduate's journey of discovery on canals. The broad waterways serving industry are contrasted with the canals used for cruising etc.

Running time: 58 mins approx. VHS (PAL). Colour.


AVAILABILITY :  In stock

Price: 14.50

Video - Take To The Boats

Video - Take To The Boats

Yet another British Waterways compilation, 2 films this time.

Take to the Boats from 1962 is a rare look back at the early holiday hire boats, trip boats and cruising restaurants that introduce canal recreation to the modern world.

Grand Union Canal Carrying Co from 1934 is a silent film promoting this company. Captions flash onto the screen to support scenes of narrowboat carrying from Regents Canal Dock by canal to Birmingham.

Running time: 50 mins approx. VHS (PAL). Colour and black and white.


AVAILABILITY :  In stock

Price: 14.50

Video - Working Boats

Video - Working Boats

An appreciation of working canal boats and the boat people who lived aboard these unique craft. The film covers many aspects of their lifestyle .

This film contains archive film, filmstrip and stills in both colour and black & white.

Running time: 72 mins approx. VHS (PAL).


AVAILABILITY :  In stock

Price: 14.50