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

director

R.K. Neilson Baxter

producer

John Shearman

production company

British Transport Films

Language

English

Duration

00:24:29:00

Colour

Black and White

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