This 2 disk set provides a modern day cruise along the Avon, and a special feature telling the story of the Lower Avon Navigation Trust.
The River Avon
It’s a beautiful navigation at any time of the year, but filmed in the spring, the “Garden of England” countryside through which it flows is seen at its very best. The programme tells the story of the tremendously ambitious and successful restorations of the navigation last century, starting in 1950 with Douglas Barwell OBE and the formation of the Lower Avon Navigation Trust. Then came the Upper Avon Navigation Trust with David Hutchings MBE and others in 1965. There are fascinating first-hand accounts from people who were very much involved in these restorations. It’s a story of magnificent achievements, culminating in 1974 with the opening of the Upper Avon Navigation by HM The Queen Mother. (Run Length 57 mins)
This DVD brings together much of the available film footage and still photographs of the Restoration of the Navigation, going right back to 1950. The restoration story is told using first hand accounts of Trust members who were actively involved in that restoration. We learn of the successes and of the heartbreaking setbacks along the way. (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.