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"The Missing Links" DVD by Laurence Hogg Productions
|Narrated and presented by David Suchet OBE, Vice-President of the Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust, The Missing Links describes the history, background and ongoing restoration of the Lichfield Canal and the Hatherton Canal. Once important arteries feeding in and out of the Birmingham Canal Navigations, their use fell away and it was not long before closure and dereliction claimed them, making restoration seemingly impossible. The Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust was formed to reverse this decline and once again bring the waterways back to life.
David Suchet takes you on a tour of the routes. We look back at the history and examine in detail all of the sections including the parts which are lost for ever. We pay tribute to the Churchbridge Locks and Cannock Extension to Hednesford which will never be restored and are now but a memory. Detailed examination is taken of some of the restoration and of the formidable campaigning championed by Chris Coburn aboard his nb.�Progress� which has taken the cause to many far-flung places and into the minds of many people.
Updated in February 2008 with a new introduction by Michael Fabricant, MP for Lichfield and Trust Patron, speaking about his support for this important restoration which will revitalise the underused parts of the northern BCN, and his dream of seeing the boats return to Lichfield. The physical restoration work being carried out by volunteers is brought fully up to date.
As a bonus, a further short film entitled "This is History" follows the main production, also narrated by David Suchet, telling the story behind some of the promotional aspects used to achieve the Trust's aims.
Includes archive images of Hednesford Basin.
Running time: 1hour 50 minutes.
Sponsored by Birmingham International Airport
For the full range of Laurence Hogg videos you can visit his website
Presented and narrated by David Suchet OBE,
and Michael Fabricant MP.
The Missing Links DVD
Prices include p&p to mainland UK.
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