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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

Last Coal Run from Anglesey , Released in 2002, 35 minutes Produced by IA Recordings, A re-enactment of the last coal run in the 1960s. Available on tape

The Last Run II (Yorkshire Ouse and Aire & Calder Navigation) , 26 minutes Produced by IA Recordings, Two Journeys. The first is Acaster's purpose Built 'Little Shuva' pushing two barges loaded with newsprint up to York, recorded in April 1997. Sadly, this traffic is no more. The second is Dean & Dyball's Trentaire on the last run with sewage effluent from Knostrop near Leeds to Goole. Note there is no sound commentary. Available on tape

The Lee & Stort Navigation , Released in 2001, 57 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal - Blackburn to Leeds , 55 minutes Produced by Westbrook Video Productions, From the heart of industrial east Lancashire, the video takes the viewer through Accrington and Burnley into the contrasting splendour of the North Yorkshire Dales countryside. Available on tape

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Part 1) , 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, Eastern section - Leeds to Foulridge. Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Part 2) , 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, Western section - Foulridge to Liverpool. Available on tape DVD. Order on DVD from Amazon

The Llangollen Canal , 1 hour 0 minutes Produced by Waterways World Ltd, A video tour along the Llangollen Canal Available on tape

The Llangollen Canal , Released in 1990, 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The London Ring , 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The Long Haul , Released in 2000, 57 minutes Produced by SK Productions, This video films a fundraising venture by the Cotswold Canals Trust and the Narrow Boat Trust Ltd to haul a twelve ton unpowered butty for 110 miles from Oxford to Worcester. It also covers some unique aspects of the canals, the boats and their history, looks at the unrestored Droitwich Junction canal and reveals the work of the two trusts. Available on tape

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

The Lower Avon Navigation Trust - 50th Anniversary (1950 to 2000) , 57 minutes Produced by VideoActive, A Celebration of the River Avon and the Trust that restored it and manages it today. This video tells the official story of the restoration, complete with photos supplied by those involved and concludes with a journey along the River. 1.00 from each video purchased will be donated, by VideoActive, to the Lower Avon Navigation Trust. Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The Millennium Ribble Link , Released in 2003, 1 hour 15 minutes Produced by VideoActive, The story of the long endevour to make a water link to the Lancaster Canal Available on tape DVD. Order on DVD from Amazon

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

The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal , 54 minutes Produced by Artsmagic Ltd, Part of the 'Time and Place' series, this video examines the history of the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, which was built to transport iron to the sea during the Industrial Revolution and is one of the immense engineering feats of the early 19 th century. Produced in association with British Waterways. Available on tape

The Montgomery Canal , 1 hour 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, The price includes a 1 donation to the Montgomery Waterway Restoration Trust to further the canal's restoration. Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon

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

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

Narrowboat Decoration Brian Collings, Released in 2003, 58 minutes Produced by Fat Pheasant, A demonstration of traditional narrowboat painting techniques, Available on tape

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

Not so much a Marina - More a Way of Life. , Released in 1999, 59 minutes Produced by SK Productions, Filmed over the course of a year, this video captures the daily events at Braunston Marina, with interviews from old-time boatmen to modern day canal workers with a range of skills from fender making to boat building. Available on tape

The Oxford Canal , 1 hour 0 minutes Produced by Waterways World Ltd, A video tour along the Oxford Canal Available on tape

Painted Boats , Released in 2003, 58 minutes Produced by DD Video, A video release of a 1945 Ealing Studios romance set in war time on the Grand Union Canal. Available on tape. Order on video tape from Amazon

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

The River Avon , 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The River Nene , Released in 2001, 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

The River Severn , 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

River Wey , Released in 2003, 48 minutes Produced by VideoActive, A trip up the Wey through the remarkably rural Surrey countryside. Available on tape DVD

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