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The Lost Wey to the Sea
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J.B. Dashwood's historic account is available online in PDF format.


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On 7th November 2002 a new video about the Wey & Arun Canal was launched at a reception held in the Wildlife and Wetlands Trust at Arundel.

The video shows how, accompanied by his faithful companion "Rowan", Tony Pratt sets out in his collapsible boat "Frog" to retrace the diaried account of Victorian yachtsman J.B. Dashwood and rediscover his epic 1867 inland voyage along the Surrey & Sussex canals.



Filmed from the water wherever possible, this unique video takes an atmospheric journey down the Wey & Arun Canal from Guildford to the South Coast.

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Exploring on the way some of the most picturesque areas of rural Surrey and West Sussex, visiting many sections not normally accessible to the public.


Read a review of this production.

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On location along the canal

Helped by dedicated volunteers of the Wey & Arun Canal Trust, it tells the story of this unique example of British heritage, featuring its industrial past, present day beauty and future as a navigable waterway.



It is an Off The Rails Production, produced by Phillip Gardner, written and directed by Jerry Laurence.

With a running time of 1hr:15min, it is available on DVD only at (UKP) £9.95 Available from the Canal Centre Loxwood or by Mail Order.



BACK Last updated August 2007