The Kennet & Avon Canal Part 1: Reading to the summit. Explore the Eastern Section of this fascinating canal. Let us take you on a tour of historic locations as we climb through the beautiful counties of Royal Berkshire and rural Wiltshire.
In PAL DVD-R format, suitable for the UK, European and Australia / New Zealand markets. Will also play in laptops anywhere.
Explore the Eastern Section of this fascinating canal with this production from VideoActive. Let us take you on a tour of historic locations as we climb through the beautiful counties of Royal Berkshire and rural Wiltshire. The Kennet & Avon canal was re-opened after one of the most ambitious canal restoration schemes ever attempted. It is a monument to the outstanding engineering skills of John Rennie & John Hoare who created for posterity a commercial artery combined with architectural splendour. Now, around 200 years after its original opening, the waterway thrives once again, its future now secured.
This programme begins at Reading and makes its way up the River Kennet through medieval Newbury to Hungerford. It then climbs up the Kennet & Avon Canal towards the summit in the beautiful Savernake Forest. At Crofton, we visit the historic steam pumping engine that has been replenishing the summit level since the canal was opened in Napoleonic times. Running time 57 minutes