There go the boats

United Kingdom, 1951

Film
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The film sketches the development and usage of inland waterways in Britain. Before the coming of railways natural waterways were the chief means of transport, while in the middle of the eighteenth century the cutting of artificial waterways developed rapidly. The advent of railways brought about the decay and abandonment of many canals, and today only a limited number are used for transport; others supply water for power stations and for main canals, or are used as reservoirs by farmers.

Credits

production company

British Transport Films

producer

John Shearman

Duration

00:24:29:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1951

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

010770

Language

English

Subject categories

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Canals

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Transportation

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Transportation - Great Britain

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Transportation - History

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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