A civilized adventure - exploring Britains Canals

Civilised Adventure - This is an American's take on Britain's canals from the archives of the Canal & River Trust (successor to British Waterways)

Video Channel

There are an array of fascinating archive videos featuring Britain’s inland waterways available on the internet and they offer an important dimension to our understanding of the inland waterway story. To help you access these videos we have assembled a searchable database of archive films with links to the originals. The database is searchable by waterway and by decade. Clicking on the image in the listing below will bring the associated video to the top for viewing.

Where there is no image available clicking on the link will take you to the website where the original is hosted for viewing there.

We welcome suggestions and recommendations of archive films not included here – please email them to editorial@wwonline.co.uk.

Search by waterway and decade