Waterways Video Links

 

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The Golden Age of Canals

The home movies of the enthusiasts who helped to save Britain's inland waterways. Also a record of the birth of the Inland Waterways Association and the campaigns it undertook to bring the canals back to life.

 

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Memories of Geldeston

A video from the Broads Authority with memories of the Waveney Navigation and Shipmeadow or Geldeston Locks.

 

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Inside Baylham Mill

Pictures from inside Baylham Mill some 40 years after it stopped working.

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The Ipswich Long Distance Swimming Championship

This event took place along the River Gipping from Stowmarket to Ipswich (about 16 miles) in 1913. I guess they must have got out and walked round the locks.

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The Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation

This is a video shot by William Marriage in 1997 to commemorate the 200th anniversaryof the opening of the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation.

The North Walsham & Dilham Canal

Norfolk Uncovered is a series of short documentaries about the less-known and less-obvious relics and ruins of the county of Norfolk, in the United Kingdom.

This episode explores the remains of Norfolk's only locked canal, and what is being done to preserve it.
Joining us from the East Anglian Waterways Association is archivist Ivan Cane who tells us of the fascinating history surrounding the canal, as well as the various projects being undertaken along its length.

 

 

Julia Bradbury's Canal Walks

 

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The Caledonian Canal

 

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The Worcester & Birmingham Canal

A walk along the entire length of the canal which includes the Tardebigge Flight where Tom Rolt met Robert Aikman. From that meeting sprung the idea of the Inland Waterways Association

 

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The Kennet & Avon Canal

The restoration of the K&A following a Heritage lottery grant.

 

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The Llangollen Canal

A walk along the Llangollen including the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.