The English Canals

Jon Kirkpatrick, Sue Harris
and John Raven

Broadside Records KBRO 118 (1976)




Side 1

Side 2


The Navvy Boy
The Bold Navigators
Birmingham Lads
Tommy Note
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 The story is told using contemporary extracts, historical documents and songs.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.