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The Manchester Ship Canal

Inland Waterways, DVD Production

A ship leaving Lachford LockBackground

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.

Produced with the kind assistance of the Working Class Movement Library, Trafford. Now relocated to Salford, see the WCML website for more details of the library.

The lighthouse at Ellesmere Port

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"
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Barton Swing Aqueduct


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

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

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The images on this page are taken from the video.

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