The Grand Union: Braunston – Birmingham & Southern Section


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This 2 disk set covers two of Britain’s most popular waterways.

The Grand Union Southern Section
This programme takes you on a present day journey along the 93 miles of what was “The Grand Junction Canal”. The journey starts at Braunston in Northamptonshire and takes you right through to Brentford, west of London, on the Thames. The Grand Junction Canal was arguably the most important of all our waterways, linking London to the coalfields and industries of the East Midlands. Although never very far away from urban centres – many of which grew to importance because of the canal – this delightful wide beam waterway takes us through pleasant rolling countryside and through the pretty towns and villages of the Shires. (Run Length 57 mins)

The Braunston – Birmingham programme covers the journey from one of the hubs of the canal network at Braunston through pleasant open countryside, to Royal Leamington Spa and Warwick, and finally right into the heart of Britain’s second city, Birmingham. The penultimate few miles are little changed from when the commercial carriers abandoned the network in the 1960’s, and then suddenly, one emerges onto the world stage, right into the heart of one of the most ambitious and successful urban regeneration schemes of modern times; Gas Street Basin and the waterway heart of modern Birmingham. (Run Length 65 mins)

In PAL DVD-R format, suitable for the UK, European and Australia / New Zealand markets. Will also play in laptops anywhere.

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