The Lancaster Canal has been isolated from the rest of the canal system ever since it was opened in the 19th Century.
The Millennium Ribble Link programme records the construction and opening in 2002 of the link to finally connect “The Black & White” as it’s known, to the rest of the canal network. It starts with the very first public meetings about the link, shows the first sod being cut, and charts the progress of the construction. Finally, it shows the celebration opening cruise from on board one of the participating vessels. (Run Length 75 mins)
The second DVD takes you on an exciting boating adventure from Tarleton on the Rufford Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, out into the tidal waters of the R. Douglas and R. Ribble, and through the Ribble Link. It then explores the Lancaster Canal itself, visiting Britain’s newest city, Preston, the ancient market town of Garstang, the coastal port of Glasson Dock, the beautiful City of Lancaster, the seaside fishing villages around Morecambe Bay and the railway town of Carnforth. North of Carnforth, it takes you through stunning and majestic scenery, with views on a grand scale of the Pennines, the Lakeland hills and Morecambe Bay.
On the way, it discovers a working steam beam engine, fitted to a dinghy.
Finally, it visits the Northern Reaches, and includes details of the now firm plans to re-open that uniquely beautiful section into Kendal. (Run Length 57 mins)
In PAL DVD-R format, suitable for the UK, European and Australia / New Zealand markets. Will also play in laptops anywhere.