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Video - Waterways

Video - Waterways

Presented by John Noakes.

This video celebrates the history and heritage of the canal network. A true slice of life on the water with stories from working boaters past and present. Demonstrations and interviews with experts in traditional skills including boat building and painting, horse handling and rope making. Waterways features many famous historical craft still working today.

There is a donation from the sale of every copy that funds IWA canal restoration.

Running time: 65 mins approx. VHS (PAL).


AVAILABILITY :  In stock

Price: 12.99

Video - Narrowboating in Shakespeare's Country

Video - Narrowboating in Shakespeare's Country

Relax and enjoy this narrow-boat journey through the heart of Shakespeare's country, visiting the landscape that inspired the great bard, including his birthplace in the picturesque town of Stratford-upon-Avon. But be prepared for some hectic activity as well, with the crew tackling the enormous Tardebigge Flight of thirty locks and one of the longest tunnels in the country at King's Norton.

Running time: 55 mins approx. VHS(PAL).


AVAILABILITY :  In stock

Price: 5.25

Video - England's Greatest Rivers

Video - England's Greatest Rivers

This video reveals the beauty of 5 rivers with cameras capturing the journey on-board and superb aerial views. The rivers included are the Thames from Lechlade to London, the Severn from Stourport to Gloucester, in and around Stratford along the Avon, the Soar through Leicestershire and the Bristol Avon from Bath to Bristol.

There are stop-offs at all the major attractions on route.

Running time: 75 mins approx. VHS (PAL).


AVAILABILITY :  In stock

Price: 12.35

Video - Fred on Water

Video - Fred on Water

Join TVs weatherman Fred Talbot, famous for his floating weather map, as he sterrs you through a remarkable year in waterway's history.

First a cruise down the Lancaster Canal followed by the official opening of the Anderton Lift. Next celebrate with members of the Ribble Link Trust as they turn back the tide of history and connect up to the network for the first time in 200 years.

Then Fred takes in a slow spin of the Falkirk Wheel and then hears of the passion for the canals from the woman behind Manchester's Commonwealth Games.

Running time: 73 mins approx. VHS (PAL).


AVAILABILITY :  In stock

Price: 15.20

Video - Coracles on the Severn

Video - Coracles on the Severn

presented by Graham Fisher MBE.

By the late 19th Century coracles were fast becoming extinct in the British Isles, they are nowadays rarely seen. The skills required to build and use a coracle are now kept alive by courses, demonstrations and small scale commercial sales.

Filmed at Bewdley Museum, Graham Fisher (waterways writer) and Dave Darby (museum technician) look at the Shrewsbury style coracle, manufacturing one from first principle, and demonstrating it's use on water.

Running time: 30 mins approx. VHS (PAL).


AVAILABILITY :  In stock

Price: 10.00

Video - Canal Fishing

Video - Canal Fishing

Bob Nudd MBE, four times World Coarse Angling Champion has developed assured techniques for success on the canal. With roach, perch and gudgeon in abundance, a pleasant stretch of the Grand Union near Leighton Buzzard is a perfect venue for Bob to work through plumbing up, where to fish, ground bait mixes and baits.

Rigs featured are for Bread Punch, Squat, Worm and Caster, with Bob demonstrating how to work between the rigs to maximum effect.

Running time: 59 mins approx. VHS (PAL).


AVAILABILITY :  In stock

Price: 3.60

Video - Exploring the Lake District

Video - Exploring the Lake District

This video, from Country Walking magazine, features three low-level walks of different lengths revealing the rich variety of stunning countryside that characterises the region, your guide is Bill Birkett, one of Britain's foremost walking writers and photographers.

The Lake District is Britain's largest National Park. Its perfection of scale and sublime beauty of lake, tree and fell has been described as 'a piece of heaven fallen to earth'.

Running time: 60 mins approx. VHS (PAL).


AVAILABILITY :  In stock

Price: 14.99