Take to the Boats – Britain’s Inland Waterways in 1962

Published on May 18, 2012

This BTF documentary depicts the uses made of the inland waterways in the early 1960s. The boats and fashions have changed and the commercial traffic using narrow boats has all but gone, but much else is unchanged. The Zoo Water Bus still navigates the Regents Canal. Hire boats for partying, although bankers these days will want more spectacular venues than the Bank of Bangkok staff of 1962 experienced. There is still a trip boat at Newark, though it does not offer a five day trip form Nottingham to Lincoln as featured n this film. There are some changes with the passage of time . Upton on Severn Water Festival has down graded from an ox roast to a pig roast and Coventry Cathedral is not new any more.



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