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PAINTED BOATS - DVD + GRAND UNION EDUCATIONAL FILM CD

UNIQUE COMBINED OFFER FROM LHP

NEW DVD RELEASE FROM ORIGINAL FILM MASTERS TOGETHER WITH A NEW CD BASED ON AN ORIGINAL GRAND UNION CANAL COMPANY EDUCATIONAL FILMSTRIP AND BOOKLET

A ROMANTIC FILM WHICH IS PART DOCUMENTARY AND USES REAL CANAL WORKERS AND BOATMEN

ESSENTIAL VIEWING FOR ANY WATERWAY ENTHUSIAST

"PAINTED BOATS" DVD

STARRING JENNY LAIRD ˜ BILL BLEWETT ˜ ROBERT GRIFFITH ˜ MAY HALLAT

PRODUCED BY MICHAEL BALCON ˜ DIRECTED BY CHARLES CRICHTON

This is the story of a romance between two boating families. One family has a traditional horse drawn narrowboat working for the Samuel Barlow company, the other a new motor boat working for the Grand Union Canal carrying Co. The young girls father doesnt like "them new fangled motor boats", "tearing down the banks and stirring up the mud"! So is content with the horse boating. Its wartime and the men get called up and with events of the time it eventually leaves the women to run the boats. Its a wonderful film in its own right but the really great thing is the characters who are used as extras.

They go to Nursers yard at Braunston and Mr Nurser is Mr Nurser! The scenes in "The Boat" at Stoke Bruerne are real and show many well known boaters. You will also see some snippets of documentary, again with real boats and families.

Running time 57 enjoyable minutes of nostalgia at its best.

"LONDON TO BIRMINGHAM BY CANAL" CD

Originally produced as a filmstrip for South Hertfordshire schools around the same time as "Painted Boats" was made

Common Ground filmstrips were extensively used in schools, this one was made in conjunction with the Grand Union Canal Co and the Carrying Company. "Royalty class" motor boat "William" is paired with "Town class" butty "Roade". The family are Mr & Mrs Powell with their two children Louis and Sylvia. They load steel billets and head for Birmingham. 42 images follow the journey and these are accompanied by some 40 pages of text which explain the journey, the lifestyle and the background to the waterways. Together on the CD we have added some pictures of the main locations used in the film "Painted Boats" The CD can be viewed on your PC or laptop from which you can print all the pages and pictures. You can also view the images on a dvd player if you wish.

This is a unique combination dvd-cd offer and is not available from any other source

 
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