The inland waterways were the life-blood of the first industrial revolution until the railways came along.
Passing through some of Britain’s most picturesque landscapes they would have disappeared completely were it not for the efforts of a few committed individuals.
TV director David Parker, who made the BBC film The Golden Age of Canals, tells the story of how a small band of enthusiasts rescued this quintessential part of our heritage and he’ll show some glorious clips from the film celebrating their achievements.
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