Waterway Travels & History Special Offer: Great Canal Journeys DVD PLUS Water Gypsies Paperback Book


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Waterway Travels & History Special Offer:
Great Canal Journeys DVD
PLUS Water Gypsies Paperback Book

Great Canal Journeys DVD

The Best of Series One & Two with Timothy West and Prunella Scales

OPTIONAL SUBTITLES  Travelogue. Colour. 2-DVD Set. Running time: 349 mins approx.

Follow Timothy West & Prunella Scales as they navigate some of the most breath-taking canals in Britain and France. Includes the episodes: Kennet and Avon Timothy and Prunella visit the Kennet and Avon canal, which they helped restore 40 years ago. Rochdale From West Yorkshire, they head west, then journey through the Pennines. Llangollen Tim & Pru enjoy the Vale of Llangollen and visit the Horseshoe Falls. Canal du Nivernais In the Burgundy region of France, Tim and Pru visit the market town of Chablis to help with the annual grape harvest. Oxford The canal takes Tim and Pru through the Cherwell Valley; where they meet novelist Philip Pullman and are joined by their son, fellow actor Samuel West. Canal du Midi We follow the canal towards the Mediterranean. Forth & Clyde and Union Canals From Edinburgh to Glasgow, Tim and Pru follow the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals, taking in Scotland’s highest aqueduct and longest canal tunnel.


Paperback Book
by Julian Dutton

174 Pages. 8 pages of colour plates; 100 black & white Illustrations.
Book dimensions: 23.4cm x 15.6cm x 1.5cm.

For centuries, living on Britain’s waterways was part of our social history, from the fisherfolk of ancient Britain to the bohemian houseboat dwellers of the 1950s. Julian Dutton – who was born and grew up on a houseboat – traces the evolution of boat-dwelling, from the heyday of the industrial canals to life afloat as an alternative lifestyle in postwar Britain. Drawing on personal accounts and with a beautiful collection of illustrations, Water Gypsies is both a vivid narrative of a unique way of life and a valuable addition to social history.

“There could be no better or more informative guide to a history of life aboard. Whether you want to know about working boats, prison hulks, Dickensian houseboats, pleasure cruisers, floating restaurants or artists’ retreats, this book is for you.” Samuel West

“Love the book! Super-informative facts and history.” Thames Path National Trail

Additional information

Weight .101 kg
Dimensions 13.5 × 19.5 × 1.5 cm