Albert navigates the Kennett & Avon Canal
Dutch Barge, Albert, navigates the Kennett & Avon canal from his home is Bradford upon Avon to Reading. This film follows some of his journey crossing Wiltshire and into Berkshire.
At 87 miles long, the Kennett & Avon Canal creates a navigable waterway across England from west to east, connecting the River Avon in Bristol to the River Thames in Reading - thus connecting the Bristol Channel to the Thames estuary and the North Sea.
The Kennett & Avon canal was a main trunk line for moving bulk goods until Brunel's Great Western Railway was constructed which did the job far more efficiently.