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Fully edited TV programmes about various historic industry and Industrial Archaeology subjects, with commentary, graphics, etc. Our productions are suitable for general audiences. They will be of interest to anybody who cares about our industrial heritage or who would like to know more about industrial processes.

The Hand Made Series

The Hand Made Series - Industrial crafts & skills

The craft of the human hand was once vital for industry. These productions show what skilled people can achieve without the help of automated machines. Often, the versatility and experience of individual people can compete sucessfully with the faster but less flexible modern production line.

The Waterways Series

The Waterways Series - Inland Waterways history

The canals of Britain are now used for a wide range of leisure activities, yet the modern canal user often gives little thought to the trials and tribulations that the canal builders went through, to give us such a diverse and interesting environment. British waterways, navigable and derelict, represent 4,800 linear kilometres of industrial archaeology.

The Underground Series

The Underground Series - Mining history & actuality, underground industry

Minerals have been mined since pre-historic times all over the world. The British Isles are particularly rich in the heritage of mining from the Bronze age to the present day. Many other man-made underground structures have been forgotten and lost with the passage of time.

Note: The Underground Series and many compilations have been produced with considerable help from the Shropshire Caving and Mining Club (SCMC), and are an attempt to record something of our underground industrial history, before it is too late.

Power - Prime Movers

Power - Prime movers, including steam and internal combustion engines

The development of steam and internal combustion engines was an important step in allowing fossil fuels to be used to generate useful work independant of humans and animals.

  • On Mighty Arms - Follows the steaming and operating of the Black Country Museum's replica Newcomen engine.

Spry - the last Severn Trow

Co-Productions - Productions made in conjunction with other organisations

In addiiton to our own productions we have helped and worked with other organisations to record disappearing crafts, trades and skills, and to celebrate our industrial heritage.

  • Spry - the last Severn Trow - Recovering, restoring and sailing an unique trading vessel the historic 'SPRY’ - one of the larger, estuary navigating Severn trows (Co-production with The Spry Trust)

Sight Seen Partnerships - Recording essential waterways skills and techniques


  • The Sight Seen Partnerships Collection - A collection of 6 DVDs recording inland waterways skills and techniques, whilst the memories of those who actually worked on the boats are still fresh enough to correct and guide the efforts of the volunteers taking part. (Produced for the Sight Seen Partnerships)

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