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Canal Structures in Use

Inland waterways, Compilation No.9

Thomas Telford's famous Pontcysyllte aqueduct over the River Dee.Background

This recording shows many different examples of aqueducts, cuttings, tunnels, embankments and locks; recorded between 1982 and 1988 on canals throughout Britain. It forms a unique visual database of inland waterway engineering features in use, which was used as a laser disk interactive video display at the National Waterways Museum, Gloucester.

Entrance to Harecastle tunnel.

Archive tape number and timecode are displayed in-picture to enable each item to be identified. These numbers are also used in the 15-page set of notes accompanying this DVD along with a brief description and grid reference for each location.

Produced for the National Waterways Museum at Gloucester.

Banbury lift bridge on the Oxford Canal


  • This compilation has no commentary.
  • NGR: Various
  • £ 14.40 - DVD
  • Running Time: 81 mins.
  • Recorded 1982-1988
  • Price includes worldwide delivery.
  • Explanatory booklet included. Timecode in Picture (BITC)

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