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A ship leaving Lachford Lock Background
This recording of a voyage from Manchester to the Mersey was made in 1984 prior to modern waterfront developments, when there was still commercial traffic to be seen.

There have been many changes along the canal and the recording is now an historic record.

Locks during construction

The journey is interspersed with fascinating nineteenth century material showing the massive feats of civil engineering needed to build the last major waterway in Britain, and gives an unusual back door view of the industries that lined its banks.

The lighthouse at Ellesmere Port

This DVD has been digitally re-mastered from the 1984 camera tapes, retaining the contemporary commentary and graphics.

Barton Swing Aqueduct

Details & Reviews

  • Written by Kelvin Lake & Peter Eggleston
  • £13.45 - DVD
  • Running time: 38 mins.
  • Price includes worldwide delivery.
  • ' PAL' and 'NTSC' versions available.

Magazine review: " The photography and graphics are far superior to the products of almost any of the film makers whose videos regularly feature on this page"
Waterways World

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The images on this page are taken from the video.