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This is a compilation of three videos:-

a) Waterway Reflections:
A selection of short films. “Nightime stoppage in Birmingham” follows an overnight gate replacement at Farmers Bridge. A load of timber is taken from Brownhills to Tipton, by Freddie Heritage on “Atlas”. The Queen visits Walsall Wharf. Ivor Batchelor on “Mountbatten” has a bad trip on the Wyrley with Carlton’s “Waterworld” team in place!! “Waterworld” in action with Chris Coburn on the Lichfield canal. The delivery of the very large last organ pipe to Symphony Hall Birmingham by narrow boat. The Historic boat parade at the Inland Waterways Exhibition 2001. Finally a very special small film, “This is History”, narrated by David Suchet. Specially produced to celebrate the governmental changes to planning guidelines introduced in 2001 following extensive campaigning based around the problems encountered by the Lichfield and Hatherton in regards to road crossings.
Running time 64 mins.

b) Birmingham Canal Navigations Diary:
A series of short films dealing with a varied selection of events and happenings on the BCN, from the new Lichfield Canal Aqueduct to the destruction of canalside property. The wonderful shows to the products of BW workshops. A film telling the true nature of events as they happened on the BCN.
Here we see "Ice-breaking in Birmingham"; "Boat Parades 2002 - 3"; "Birmingham Harbourmaster"; "Birmingham Canal Festival"; "BCN Commercial Traffic"; "New Bradley Boat"; "Warehouse Demolition"; "20 Tons to Stourbridge"; "The Lichfield Canal Aqueduct". Featuring David Suchet. Released 2004.
Running time 80 mins.

c) Working for the Company:
John Jinks was a boatman loved by so many, until his untimely death in 1996 he was working for BW in the North West. We join John transporting 23 tons on the Trent and Mersey Canal. An open day with a difference at Walsall Locks during a stoppage, BW tug "Nansen II" taking a load to Tipton and a visit to Bradley Workshops of BW complete this film.
Running time 45 mins.

Total running time 189 mins (over 3 hours!)

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