The English Canals


Jon Kirkpatrick, Sue Harris
and John Raven


Broadside Records KBRO 118 (1976)

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The Navvy Boy
The Bold Navigators
Birmingham Lads
Tommy Note
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Keep Yer 'Ands Off
Manchester Ship Canal
Push Boys PushDudley Canal Tunnel Society
The RosemaryPeter Dodds

This record contains three programmes originally broadcast on 'Folkweave', BBC Radio 1 and 2 in 1975.
The programmes, each lasting approximately 22 minutes, tell the story of the construction, use and decline of the English canal system during the period from the mid-18th century to the present day. The story is told using contemporary extracts, historical documents and songs.

Researched and written : Jon Raven
Narration : Jon Raven
Readings : Jon Raven and John Kirkpatrick
Songs : John Kirkpatrick, Sue Harris, Jon Raven

The narration is interspersed with songs which are listed above.

A CD version now appears to be available and you may be able to get a copy by searching the internet.