Category Archives: Barges and wherries

Barges and wherries and other working boats originally for carrying cargoes

The Apprentice Lighterman (1963)

The Apprentice Lighterman (1963) – a short film about the work of lightermen on the Thames five decades ago.

My thanks to Andrew Craig-Bennett for spotting and sharing this video on The Liquid Highway’s YouTube account.

Film about the commercial potential of British canals, 1962

Television reporter Robert Reid takes a journey on the British Waterways tug Primrose from Avonmouth Docks to Worcester calling at Sharpness and Gloucester Docks in a film made to promote the commercial use of waterways before the age of the container.

My thanks to Hans-Christian Rieck for spotting this one.