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British Waterways - Waterway Magic / In The Heart Of Shakespeare's Country etc , 0 minutes Produced by Laserlight, tape. Order on video tape from Amazon

Narrow Boating 2 - In The Heart Of Shakespeare Country , 0 minutes Produced by Laserlight, tape. Order on video tape from Amazon

Anderton Re-opened , 38 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, The re-opening of this historic boat lift in 2002. Available on tape DVD

BCN - Part 5 Narrow Boats on the Birmingham Canal Navigations , 1 hour 0 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, This video portrays the immense carrying scene the BCN once had, the diversity of the craft and immense numbers that existed to make the BCN a highly profitable system. Available on tape DVD

BCN - Part 4 Canals of Birmingham , 1 hour 31 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, This video journey around the City of Birmingham waterfront discovers what is still hidden from many eyes. It follows the routes of lost arms and finds basins not seen for years as well as boating under the massive cathedral of concrete that is Spaghetti Junction before looking at the former warehouse complex still intact on the Grand Union and Gas Street Basin before the developers arrived. Includes many archive pictures showing the wharves, boats and canal people in days gone by come to life. Available on tape DVD

BCN - Part 7 Canals of Walsall , 50 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, Walsall is surrounded by canals. This video looks at how they contributed to trade in the town, where they went and in the case of canals no longer in water, what remains today. A look is taken at the background of the site, which was Ken Keay's boat dock, and to Birchills Canal Museum Available on tape DVD

BCN - Part 6 Lichfield & Hatherton Canals , 57 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, Both these routes are now under restoration and this video delves into the background and history of the two sections of canal and takes a close look at how they are being restored. Whilst examining the historical background to the canals the video also portrays trust members describing how the waterways are being restored to provide a valuable link to the Northern BCN. Available on tape DVD

BCN Canals North of the Main Lines. (Part 2) , 1 hour 44 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, The Northern waters of the BCN covered in detail, lots of archive images bring the many lost sections to life. Available on tape DVD

BCN Main Lines & Loops (Part 1A) , 1 hour 40 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, A complete look at the routes of the main lines of the BCN. All the major branches are covered as are the loops, lots of archive Photos Available on tape DVD

BCN Part 1 , 1 hour 15 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, Laurence Hogg's original film about the main lines of the BCN. filmed from NB "Progress" Available on tape

BCN, The Canals South of the Main Lines. (Part 3) , 1 hour 5 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, The canals south of the main lines covered in detail using present day and archive images Available on tape DVD

Birmingham Canal Navigations Diary David Suchet, 1 hour 20 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, Various events including ice breaking. Available on tape DVD

The Birmingham Canals at Work , Released in 2006, 1 hour 5 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, Professional and amateur film of the working boats and canals around Birmingham. Available on DVD

Boater's Gathering , Released in 2001, 50 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, An overview of the myriad of preserved working boats which gather together at so many rallies. Descriptions of the craft, interview with owners, archive photos, bring a whole new perspective to these often seen resplendent craft. filmed at the Black Country living museum. Available on tape DVD

Boatyards Building the British Boat , 48 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, This video looks at the industry that built the narrow boats. It covers not only the large operations like Yarwoods and Harland & Wolff, but also takes a close look at small yards and how they existed in their declining years. It is easily forgotten how many boats were around to be maintained in the heyday of commercial narrow boating but an industry existed to keep the fleets in working order and it included many trades. Through archive footage and pictures combined with a visit to the Black Country Museum dock, this video looks at what life in the yards was like and how skills were developed. Available on tape DVD

Braunston and its Narrow Boats , 1 hour 0 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, Today Braunston is as still considered by many to be 'the centre of the waterways'. This video looks at the history of the village and what it has become today, with a detailed look at the remaining buildings and the Braunston Boat Show. Available on tape DVD

Braunston the Last Great Boatshow , 33 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, The last Braunston Boat Show in 1999, Available on tape DVD

A Canal Too Far Chris Coburn, 2 hours 29 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, Down the Bristol Channel to visit many navigations! Across to South Wales, up the Wye, the Severn! Incredible scenes! Available on tape

The Canals of Wallsall , 50 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, The canals of Walsall and the surrounding area, their trade and history is covered in archive and present day images. Available on tape

Carry On Up the Lune Chris Coburn, 2 hours 29 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, To the Lancaster canal to see it all! via the Irish sea and return via the Dee, epic adventure cruising Available on tape

Channel Crossing Chris Coburn, 45 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, The cruises leading up to the channel crossing are also featured. Footage is amateur and not up to usual standard. Available on tape DVD

The Coburn Way Chris Coburn, Released in 2001, 1 hour 10 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, Between 1995 and 2000 Chris Coburn made many 'adventure", campaign cruises. This is an overview of his activities giving the viewer the background to why he is now considered to be one of the most important waterway campaigners of recent times Available on tape DVD

Cut to Caernarfon - Outward Journey Chris Coburn, 2 hours 39 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, The first part of Chris Coburn's epic journey to the Menai Straits in support of the Lichfield & Hatherton Canals restoration and WRG. Available on tape

Cut to Caernarfon - Return Journey Chris Coburn, 2 hours 41 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, The second part of Chris Coburn's epic trip along the North Wales Coast. Features visit to Salford Quays National Waterways Festival, the Manchester Ship Canal and return to the midlands and Walsall gathering. Available on tape

The Derby Canal , 59 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, This video traces the origins of the Derby Canal and examines its route and features in detail before looking at the present-day restoration of the waterway which will bring boats back to the Canal. Modern-day footage is combined with a wealth of archive photographs to illustrate the rich waterway history of the city of Derby. Available on tape

Floating Castles , 1 hour 40 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, The traditional art of painting roses and castles is explained and demonstrated by Tony Lewery in this video. Suitable for beginners and experts alike. The video also shows examples of former boat dock painters work, and the detail discussed. Available on tape DVD

Inland Waterways , 1 hour 5 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, A collection of three British Transport films. "There go the boats" "Inland Waterways" "Bridge of song" Available on tape

Journeys on the BCN - Dudley to Walsall (Part 8) , 58 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, Starting in Dudley we cruise the main line & the Walsall canal looking at all the branches and features both in the past and today Available on tape DVD

Journeys on the BCN - The Wyrley Route (Part 9) , 58 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, Once our busiest commercial waterway! We look at the past prosperity and today's remains of this diverse waterway route. Available on tape DVD

The Last Boat Docks , 50 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, The traditional style narrow boat docks have now all but disappeared from the waterway scene, but in the 1970s three original docks in working order still remained and this video captures them from previously unseen film footage and photographs to demonstrate what the conditions were like as they faded away and closed. Available on tape DVD

The Missing Links (Part 10) David Suchet, Released in 2001, 1 hour 7 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, Presented and narrated by David Suchet, this film tracks the progress of restoration of the Lichfield and Hatherton canals and the history of the waterways which linked with them to form the northern waters of the BCN Available on tape DVD

MSC. The 250 Ton Crane , 55 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, Changing lock gates on the MSC is a big job. the steam electric 250 tot crane is still in original order. Available on tape DVD

MSC. Tug story , 45 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, We join the crew of two MSC tugs for a day. Experience how ships are towed and berthed on the ship canal. Available on tape DVD

The Narrow Boat Story , 1 hour 0 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, This video takes a trip through the development of the boat looking at all aspects of construction and operation. The video is made up of a mixture of vintage film and archive photographs and follows the development right through to modern day builders. Much of the archive material has never been published making this title an essential volume for all enthusiasts. Available on tape DVD

Narrow Boats on Parade , 1 hour 20 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, This video follows the fortunes of several historic boats under repair and looks at techniques, such as riveting and caulking as well as the traditional arts. Visits are then made to the Braunston Boat Show, the Nottingham Working Boat Gathering and rallies at Middlewich, Northwich, the Black Country Museum and Walsall Town Wharf - all places where restored working boats go on parade! Available on tape DVD

Navigation to Derby , Released in 2001, 1 hour 10 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, Tracing the history of the waterways around Derby. An in depth look at restoration prospects coupled with a visit to the waterways of the past, lots of archive photos bring the lost navigations to life, we also visit the modem canal industry now based in the city. Available on tape DVD

No Progress to Huddersfield , 1 hour 30 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, The 2002 voyage of Progress to the Huddersfield Canal. Available on tape DVD

Reach for the Stars Chris Coburn, Released in 2001, 59 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, Another sea going journey for nb "Progress" this time on route to Bruxelles tp continue the campaign to save the Lichfield and Hatherton canals and support other waterways undergoing restoration. Marvelous views of a narrowboat "at home" on continental waterways Available on tape DVD

Traditional Transformation , 1 hour 15 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, The art of 'scumbling' or 'graining' is inexorably linked to the narrow boat traditional decoration, and in this video Tony Lewery takes the viewer through every stage of the decoration of the inside of his own boat's boatmen's cabin, complete with demonstrations and the tools to use today. Available on tape DVD

Waterway Reflections Volume 1 , Released in 2001, 1 hour 4 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, A collection of short films featuring working narrowboats. Available on tape DVD

Working Boats , Released in 2005, 1 hour 12 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, A collection of historic film and still photographs showing the working life of commercial canal carriers. Available on tape DVD

Working for the Company , 45 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, An 'inside' view of some of the different aspects of British Waterways in the Middlewich and Black Country areas. The video follows the late John Jinks with a very loaded motor and other former working boatmen like Joe Hollinshead and Freddie Heritage who are still employed and able to demonstrate their skills on today's craft. A visit is made to an open day in Walsall and a look at the craft attending a gathering at the Black Country Museum. Available on tape DVD

They're Coming Back to the Water Jeff Dennison, Released in 2002, 1 hour 7 minutes Produced by Light Services, Songs and images of the waterways past. Available on tape

Sea to Source Nick Clark, Released in 2002, 2 hours 13 minutes Produced by Limeleaf Productions, A journey up the Thames which is a compilation of a six-part London Weekend Television series. Available on tape. Order on video tape from Amazon

The Lost Wey to the Sea , Released in 2003, 1 hour 15 minutes Produced by Off the Rails, A journey down the largely unnavigable waterways between Guildford and Portsmouth. Available on tape DVD

A Walk on t' Cut , Released in 2003, 1 hour 0 minutes Produced by Pathways Video Productions, A walk along the Rochdale Canal Available on tape. Order on video tape from Amazon

The Foxton Inclined Plane 100th Celebration , Released in 2001, 25 minutes Produced by Phantom Productions Ltd, A guided tour of the site of the inclined plane and demonstrations of how it worked. Available on tape

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Jim Shead Waterways Photographer & Writer
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