Random Selection Of Historic Canal/Waterway Film

Torpedo Flotilla Visit to Manchester - BFI 1901 

A Trip along the Manchester Ship Canal - BFI 1912

Canal Transport -  Pathe 1918

Barge Folk - Pathe  1920-1929

Canal Locks - Pathe 1924

Manchester Ship Canal - BFI 1924

Barging through London - 1924

Barging through Old London - 1924 in colour! [AI enhanced & Colorized]

The Barge Fellows - Studies On The Regents Canal Pathe 1926

Manchester Ship Canal - Pathé 1927

A Day on the Broads, c.1929 

Electric Canals (Kidderminster) - Pathe 1931

A Queer Lift! Pathe 1931

Three Girls In A Boat - Norfolk Broads - Pathe 1933

Grand Union Canal film - 1934 

New Barges Launched In Rickmansworth - British Pathe 1935

Canal Over Canal - Pathe 1936

Grand Union Canal 1937

Grand Union Canal - BFI 1938

Duke Of Gloucester Visits Wigan - British Pathe 1937

Gerald Nodin Bargee Song - British Pathe 1937

Canals In Scotland - NLS 1938

Regents Canal -  Pathe 1938

Corn By Canal - Pathe 1940

Canals To Help War Effort - Pathé 1941

Barging Along - 1943

Women Train To Man Canal Barges - British Pathe 1944

Beauty & The Barge - Pathe 1945

Post WWII UK Houseboat, Canal Living, Colour - 1940s  

Along the Glamorganshire Canal online - BF! 1945

Painted Boats 1945

Barge Horses,  Pathe Pictorial Looks At Man's Best Friend  - 1947

Calder & Hebble - Freezing & Flooding - Yorkshire Film Archive 1947

River Scenes And Barge Colony Aka Pathe Pictorial Goes Up The River - British Pathe 1947

'Cairo and Warwick' On The Regents Canal 1948

Bargees' Doctor - Pathe 1949

Repainting Canal Boats - Pathe 1949 

School On A Barge - British Pathe 1949

Small Boats - Big Occasions (IWA Market Harborough Rally) - Pathe 1950

Inland Waterways - 1950 

      Notes on 1950 Inland Waterways Film 

Duke Of Bridgewater's Canal 1950's

Regents Canal Trip Boat  - 1950s 

Propulsion Unit (Bantam) - British Pathe 1951

There Go The Boats - British Transport Films 1951

Canal Cruise - Pathe 1953

Canal Barge (Camden) - Pathe 1954

Manchester, Bolton, and Bury Canal - Bury Cine Society - 1956 (First Nine Minutes)

Avon-Kennet Canal Appeal Aka Queen Gets Canal Appeal -  Pathé 1956

Midlands News, Canal Transport | MACE Archive 11.01.1957

Canal Cruise Aka River Boat - British Pathe 1957

Girl Barge Smasher - British Pathe 1957

Horse-Barge - British Pathe 1958

Oil Traffic On The River Severn Regent Oil | MACE Archive 1958

Is Rotherham A Seaside Port? Yorkshire Waterways From Sheffield | Yorkshire Film Archive 1959

Little Venice - Pathe 1959

Canal Staffs & Worcs Canal Holiday - BFI 1959

Dudley Tunnel Closure Protest canal cruise - MACE ATV Archive October 1960

Little Venice Trip Boat 1950s, 1960s

A Cruise Along The River Stort - IWA - Late 1950's/Early 1960's

Lock Gates At Bowling - NLS 1960's

Push Boys Push Dudley Mace - Archive 1960's

Wedding on canal barge at Dudley - MACE Archive 14th August 1961

For Inland Sailors IWA Rally Black & White - Pathe 1961

Barge Rally, IWA Rally Aylesbury, Colour - Pathe 1961

New Barges For Old (Basingstoke Canal) - 1961

New Barges For Old (Basingstoke Canal) Out Takes / Cuts - 1961

BCN Horse drawn canal Trip for Children | MACE Archive 26th July 1962

Proposed Re-Opening of the North Walsham and Dilham Canal, 1962

Fyfe Robertson on the Forth and Clyde canal - BBC Archive 1962

Forth & Clyde Canal In Last Years Of Operation -NLS - 1962

Canal Restoration - Pathé 1962 

Canal Rally (Stourbridge) - Pathe 1962

Take to the Boats - Britain's inland waterways in 1962 - British Waterways 1962

Paddle Houseboat - British Pathe - 1962

Boat On Canal, 1960's

Canal Life, 1960's 

Canal Restoration Northern UK 1960's

Manchester Ship Canal - BFI 1962

Look at Life, Transport Where No Tide Flows - 1963 

Look at Life - Report on a River (Thames) - 1963 

IWA Festival Little Venice - 1963

Look Around, Waterways - ATV 1963

Except from BBC4 Britain On Film From 1963

Dudley Canal Tunnel - barge trip (Short) - MACE Archive April 1964

Barge Lift Pathe 1964

The Prendergast File - 1964 

Kennet & Avon Canal 1964 

Holidaying on the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal - BF! 1964

Working Boats on Black Country Canals - Alan Snowdon 1965 

Berkhampsted to Guildford by Narrowboat - Alan Snowdon 1965 

By Narrowboat Across The Chilterns - Alan Snowdon 1965

Dudley Canal Trip, from 18m 20s - BFI 1965

Canal filled in at Tipton - MACE Archive 1965

Last of canal barges to deliver coal to Walsall power station (Short) - MACE Archive May 1965

Horse Drawn boat trip at Norbury Junction | MACE Archive 21st June 1966

Little Venice In Colour - British Pathe 1965 - 1969

Bargee at Norbury Junction 1966

Old Northchurch Part 1 Canals From 19m in - BFI 1966 

North Walsham and Dilham Canal - BFI 1966

Summer Outing On The Grand Union Canal - BFI 1966

Gas Street Basin - ATV 1967

ATV Toda: Birmingham to Worcester Canal | MACE Archive 10th November 1967

Gas Pipes along BCN Main line - MACE Archive March 1968

'Caraboat' aka Caravan/Boat: A House You Can Float Pathe 1968

Stoke Bruerne Waterways Museum - ATV 1968

Falkirk to Edinburgh On Union Canal 1970

The Jam 'Ole Run - 1970

Arcas & Actis on the Lime Juice run - 1970

The Caldon Canal, a cut above the rest - 1970

Yeoford and Pictor working boats carrying Duckhams Oil - 1970 

Gentle Highway British canals in the 1970s narrated by Johnny Morris 

Birmingham to Wolverhampton Canal 1971

Interview with Dr. John Fletcher - Pollution In The Canal ATV 1971 

Kennet and Avon Canal Restoration - 1971

Nairn Across Britain - 2. Trans-Pennine Canal - BBC 1972

Canal Millionaire Ernie Thomas - ATV 1972

Minder Series 8 Episode 13 The Cruel Canal - 1971 

Repairing Damaged Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Tettenhall - MACE Archive 1972

Birmingham Canals - ATV 1973

ATV Today: New Royal Navy publicity campaign | MACE Archive 17th August 1972 

Idle London Canals -  Pathé 1973 

Cliff Richard Take Me High Hovercraft 1973

Cliff Richard Take Me High Narrowboat 1973

Grand Western Canal, Tiverton - BFI 1974

Regents Canal Walk Camden to St Pancras - 1975 

Canal walk Camden Lock to Islington tunnel matched with present day images - 1975

All Aboard The Moonraker, River Ouse Trip - Yorkshire Film Archive 1975

Magpie Canal Edition - 21 October 1975 

Alf Langford, Fender Maker 1976

Dirty Weekend - 1970's

Canal Cameo Lady GU Anglers - BFI 1976

Canal Children - Episode of TV Series 1976 

IWA Waterways - BFI Player 1976

Waterways Our Heritage - British Waterways 1978 

Cromford Canal Horse Drawn Boat Trip | MACE Archive 23rd May 1978 

Llangollen Canal On 'Chiltern'- Late 1970's (Probably 1978) 

Maryhill Canal Boat Day - NLS 1979

Waiting At The Crossroads by Paul Henry 1980

ATV Today Narrowboats | MACE Archive 1980

Couple on Houseboat, Leeds Canal - 1980s,

Barge at Canal Locks, Home Movies - 1980s

1980's London, The River Thames London | Reporting London -1980's

Cruising along the Thames - Wish you were here?| 1981 

Civilised Adventure - Britain's Canals in 1982 

Mike Harding & The Spinners Canal Adventure Mid 1980's

Mikron Theatre Documentary - Still Carrying On - 1983