Random Selection Of Historic Canal/Waterway Film, sorted by year

Torpedo Flotilla Visit via the Manchester Ship Canal - BFI 1901 

A Trip along the Manchester Ship Canal - BFI 1912

Canal Transport -  Pathe 1918

Barge Folk - Pathe  1920-1929

Canal Locks (Anderton Boat Lift) - Pathe 1924

Manchester Ship Canal - BFI 1924

Barging through London - 1924

Along Father Thames To Shepperton BFI 1924

Barging from London to Shepperton along the Thames [AI Enhanced & Colorised] 1924

The Barge Fellows - Studies On The Regents Canal Pathe 1926

 Short Clip from 'The Open Road' titled 'Trent Vally, Staffordshire - 1926

Manchester Ship Canal - Pathé 1927

Opening A Canal Lock 1928

A Day on the Broads, c.1929 

Father Christmas visits children living on barges at Brentford (Grand Union Canal) - Pathe 1929

Electric Canals (Staffs & Worcs Canal Kidderminster) - Pathe 1931

A Queer Lift! (Anderton Boat Lift) Pathe 1931

Forth and Clyde Canal Bridge Opening Ceremony - Pathe 1932

Fifth Destroyer Flotilla pays visit to Manchester Ship Canal - Pathe 1932

Three Girls In A Boat - Norfolk Broads - Pathe 1933

"The Snake" (Coal On Aire & Calder Navigation) - Pathe 1933

Grand Union Canal 1934 

"New Stimulus to Trade" - Duke of Kent opens widened section of the Grand Union Canal - Pathe 1934

Inward Bound (Manchester Ship Canal) - 1934

Neptunes Staircase (Caledonian Canal) - Pathe 1934

New Barges Launched In Rickmansworth - British Pathe 1935

The Severn Canal (River Severn, Gloucester & Sharpness and Worcs & Birmingham Canals) - 1935/6

Canal Over Canal (Bridgewater Canal Barton Swing Aqueduct)  - Pathe 1936

Grand Union Canal 1937

Duke Of Gloucester Visits Wigan - British Pathe 1937

Manchester Ship Canal - 1937

Gerald Nodin Bargee Song - British Pathe 1937

Grand Union Canal - BFI 1938

Canals In Scotland - NLS 1938

Regents Canal -  Pathe 1938

River Mersey Source To Sea - 1938

Giant Floating Crane Comes Into Use At Barton Locks (Manchester Ship Canal) - Pathe 1938

IRA Bomb on canal bridge in Willesden (Grand Union Paddington Arm) - Pathe 1939

Another Bomb Outrage (Grand Union Paddington Arm North Circular Road Aquedect) - Pathe1939

Horses. Horse Drawn Canal Barges at 3.25 Minutes (Regents Canal?) - Pathe 1940-1949

Corn By Canal (Grand Union Canal London) - Pathe 1940

Canals To Help War Effort (Broad Canals) - Pathé 1941

Barging Along WWII Film Promoting Britain's Inland Waterways 

Women Train To Man Canal Barges (Grand Union Canal) - Pathe 1944

Beauty & The Barge (Grand Union Canal) - Pathe 1945

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

Along the Glamorganshire Canal - BF! 1945

Painted Boats 1945

Barge Into Lock Horse Drawn (Regents Canal?) -Pathe 1946

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

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

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

'Cairo and Warwick' IWA Excursion On The Regents Canal 1948

George and Sonia Smith on narrowboats Cairo and Warwick taking cargo from London to Birmingham about 1948

Family narrowboat holiday Stone to Chester 1948.

Sweet Thames Runs Softly. Salter Bros 1948

Scenery shots of the Kennet and Avon canal taken about 1948 - 1950

Bargees' Doctor (Grand Union Stoke Bruerne) - Pathe 1949

Repainting Canal Boats - Pathe 1949 

School On A Barge (River Severn) - British Pathe 1949

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

Canal journey from Oxford through Braunston to Market Harborough. Possibly 1950

Inland Waterways (Grand Union Canal) - 1950 

      Notes on 1950 Inland Waterways Film 

Duke Of Bridgewater's Canal 1950's

Regents Canal Trip Boat  - 1950s 

Little Venice, 1950s, 1960s

Canal Scenes In The Potteries 1950's (Short)

Caledonian Canal 1950's (Short)

Propulsion Unit - Bantam (River Thames) - British Pathe 1951

There Go The Boats - British Transport Films 1951

The Weaver Navigation - NWFA 1951

Canal Cruise (Tractor and Horse Hauled trip along the Grand Union Canal Paddington Arm) - Pathe 1953

Through London's Backwaters September BBC 1953

Divers Search For 6 Year Old Boy (Grand Union Paddington Arm Little Venice) - 1953

Canal Barge (Trip On Regent's Canal on Jasons Trip) - Pathe 1954

Wolverley (Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal) - Mace Archive 1954

Waterways Clip from 'Bridge Of Song' River Trent - BFI 1955

Exeter Canal BBC December 1955

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

Barges On The River Trent - BBC January 1956

Manchester, Bolton, and Bury Canal: - The Forgotten Waterway - 1956, With 2008 Interview

Midlands Canal Transport | MACE Archive 11.01.1957

Canal Cruise Aka River Boat (North From Oxford) - British Pathe 1957

Girl Barge Smasher (River Thames) - 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  & Regents Canal - Pathe 1959

Staffs & Worcs Canal Holiday - BFI 1959

Working boats on the River Trent, 1959

Horse drawn boat on Trent & Mersey Canal 1959

Life In A British Canal Boat 1960's

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

Film clip from "Criminal" at Bulls Bridge Grand Union Canal - 1960

Boat On Canal, Regent's and Grand Union Canals 1960's

Little Venice Trip Boat 1950s, 1960s

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

Lock Gates At Bowling (Forth & Clyde Canal) - NLS 1960's

The Grand Junction Case - 1961

Holidays On Canals (Little Venice & Harefield) - Pathe 1961

Broad Waterways Hull To Nottinghsm British Transport Films 1961

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

For Inland Sailors (IWA Rally Aylesbury) - Pathe 1961

Barge Rally (IWA Rally Aylesbury) - Pathe 1961

New Barges For Old (Basingstoke Canal) - 1961

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

New Boats Aflost (Birmingham Gas Strett) - Pathe 1962

BCN Horse Drawn Canal Trip for Children | MACE Archive 26th July 1962

Brentford Canal And Railway 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 (Southern Stratford Canal) - Pathé 1962 

Canal Rally (Stourbridge) - Pathe 1962

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

Robert Reid reports on British Waterways (River Severn Avonmouth To Worcester) BTF 1962

Paddle Wheel Houseboat - British Pathe - 1962

Motor Launch On A Canal (Grand Union Canal) - Pathe 1962

Brentford Canal And Railway 1962

A New To Float (Birmingham) Pathe 1962

Boat On Canal (Regents Canal and Grand Union) -  1960's

Canal Life - 1960's 

Canal Restoration Northern UK (Ashton Canal) - 1960's

Manchester Ship Canal - BFI 1962

Gondola (Grand Union Paddington Arm) - Pathe 1962

Look at Life, Transport Where No Tide Flows - Rank 1963 

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

IWA Festival Little Venice - 1963

Look Around, Waterways - ATV 1963

Except from BBC4 Britain On Film From 1963

Venice In London - Pathe 1963

Dudley Canal Tunnel - Barge Trip (Short) - MACE Archive April 1964

Working boats waiting for work. Grand Union and Coventry canals 1964

Push Boys Push (Dudley Tunnel) - Mace Archive 1964

Canals, and Autumn Fair, Staffs & Worcs Canal - Mace Archive 1964

Barge Lift (Anderton Boat Lift) - Pathe 1964

The Prendergast File - 1964 

Kennet & Avon Canal 1964 

Holidaying on the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal - BF! 1964

River Lea Waltham Abbey 1964

River Severn Working Boats 1965 (Short)

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

Tewkesbury Lock Keeper Retires (Warwickshire Avon) - ATV 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

Little Venice In Colour - Pathe 1965 - 1969

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

Llangollen Canal 1966

Bargee at Norbury Junction (Horse Drawn Boat on Shropshire Union Canal) - 1966

Old Northchurch Part 1 Canals From 19m In (Grand Union Canal) - BFI 1966 

North Walsham and Dilham Canal - BFI 1966

Summer Outing On The Grand Union Canal - BFI 1966

Rushbury school trip on the Shropshire Union Canal in the late 1960's - Ian Stones

Narrowboat on Thames Tideway Teddington to West India Dock, 1967

 Gas Street Basin (Birmingham) - ATV 1967

ATV Today Birmingham to Worcester Canal - Mace Archive 10th November 1967

Working boats, RiverTrent and Sheffield & South Yorkshire Canal 1968

Gas Pipes along BCN Main line - Mace Archive March 1968

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

Barton Swing Aqueduct and the Bridgewater Canal, 1968

Stoke Bruerne Waterways Museum - ATV 1968

Cotswold Cine Club afloat on Thames & Severn Canal 1969

Canals - A Forgotten Age - 1969 cine film on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal By Cotswold Cine Club 1968/69

A little bit of yesterday Cotswold Cine Club on the Staffs & Worcs Canal1969

IWA National Rally Birmingham, 1969

The Narrow Boat Men, Yesterdays Witness - 1969

Falkirk to Edinburgh On The Union Canal 1970

Canal Fishing, 1970s

Cotswold Canals - collection of film clips from 1970s

Jam 'Ole Run With Renfrew & Lucy (Grand Union Canal) 1970

Arcas & Actis on the Lime Juice run (Grand Union Canal) - 1970

Narrow Boats Llangollen Canal 1970

Kennet & Avon canal - Reopening of Lock 7, Bath - 16th May 1970

Telford Warehouse fire 1970 Ellesmere Port 1970

Le Canal Saint-Martin en 1970

Canal Cruiser DIY build in marine plywood 1970/71

Kennet & Avon Canal - Crofton Beam Engines - August 1970

Look, Stranger: Venice of England BBC August 1970

New rowing boat on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Burscough c1970

The Caldon Canal, a cut above the rest - 1970

Little Venice Boat Show - Pathe 1970

Yeoford and Pictor Working Boats Carrying Duckhams Oil - 1970 

Red Flag Canal Construction (China), 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 (BCN) - ATV 1971 

Kennet and Avon Canal Restoration - 1971

Lighter Load for Primrose (Gloucester & Sharpness Canal) 1971

Dauntsey's School Canal Club Pewsey Wharf & Braunston 1971 - 1975

Nairn Across Britain - 2. Trans-Pennine Canal (Leeds & Liverpool Canal) - BBC 1972

Canal Millionaire Ernie Thomas - ATV 1972

Saul Junction (Gloucester & Sharpness Canal) - Oil tanker Bude 1972

Repairing Damaged Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Tettenhall - MACE Archive 1972

Trent & Mersey Canal - Harecastle - Shelton Steelworks 1972

Black Safari (Leeds and Liverpool Canal) - BBC 1972

ATV Today: New Royal Navy publicity campaign (Shropshire Union Canal Wolverhampton) - Mace Archive 17th August 1972 

Rally Of Boats At At Kidderminster (Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal) - MACE Archive 1972

Inland Waterways Association Rally Of Boats Ely 1973

Idle London Canals (Regent's Canal City Road Basin) - Pathé 1973 

Birmingham Canals (Birmingham & Fazeley Canal) - ATV 1973

The Zoo Robbery (Regents Canal) - 1973

The Boatman, Gloucester Docks 1973

Cotswold Canals film by Unknown Filmmaker from 1973

Cliff Richard Film Extract (Take Me High) on Hovercraft (Birmingham) - 1973

Cliff Richard Film extract (Take Me High) on Narrowboat (Birmingham)- 1973

Grand Western Canal (Horse Drawn Trip Boat Tiverton) - BFI 1974

Canal Walk From Cumberland Turn To Camden With The Jenny Wren Regents Canal 1975

Magpie Canal Episode How A Lock Works Thames TV 1975 

Magpie Canal Episode London Canal Travelling by Narrow Boat - Thames TV 1975

Regents Canal Walk Camden to St Pancras - 1975 

Camden Lock, Pirate Castle, Boats, Craft shops, The dog fell in! Regents Canal 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

Crofton Beam Engines and steam boat on the Kennet and Avon Canal 1975 / 1976

Alf Langford, Fender Maker - 1976

Dirty Weekend (Peak Forest Canal) - 1970's

Rail and Canal (Oxford) 1970's

The films of Dalton Moorhouse - Boat Museum opening June 1976

Canal Cameo Lady GU Anglers - BFI 1976

Canal Children - Episode of TV Series 1976 

FACADE - Archive film Sapperton Tunnel Coates portal restoration 1976

IWA Waterways (Holiday On Shropshire Union Canal) - BFI Player 1976

ITV Schools History Around You - Canal Clues Granada TV 1976

Celebration At Coates (Thames & Severn Canal) 1977

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) 

Look and Read - Sky Hunter 1. Strangers on the Canal - 1978

Bedford River Festival, River Great Ouse 1978 

Maryhill Canal Boat Day (Forth & Clyde Canal Glasgow) - NLS 1979

Queen And Prince Philip Visit Ellesmere Port Boat Museum - North West Film Archive 1979

Waiting At The Crossroads by Paul Henry (Gas Street Basin Birmingham) - 1980

Condor (Pipe Tobacco) Advert (Canal) 1980s

Bill Gibbons, Canal Boat Clog Dancer, Burscough, 8th July 1980

ATV Today Narrowboats (Wolverhampton)- Mace Archive 1980

Locks & Quays - Coast to Coast - Part 1 Yorkshire - 1980

Locks & Quays - Coast to Coast - Part 2 Lancashire - 1980

Couple on Houseboat, (Leeds And Canal) - 1980s,

Barge at Canal Locks, Home Movies - 1980s

Canal Dreams - 1980's Canal Trip

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 

TV Preview Of IWA National Rally Titford Pools 1982

Mike Harding & The Spinners Canal Adventure Mid 1980's

Manchester Ship Canal 1983

Mikron Theatre Documentary - Still Carrying On - 1983 

Minder Series 8 Episode 13 The Cruel Canal (Grand Union Canal Paddington Arm) - 1991 

The Importance Of Being Albert (Grand Union Canal) 1991