The Boat That Guy Built last night. Guy's narrowboat sailed along the Bridgewater Canal at Worsley, and travelled through our local engineering wonder, the Anderton Boat Lift. The programme explored the world of the industrial revolution. Guy tried to make some items for his boat completely from scratch - he built a blast furnace so he could cast an iron pot to brew some tea, and visited the Wedgwood factory to create his own china mug. Can't wait for the next episode!I very much enjoyed watching BBC1's
Image: A narrowboat leaving the Anderton Boat Lift. © Sue Wilkes.
Update June 2014: You can see some British Pathe clips of the Boat Lift in action here, here (it is the Anderton Lift, not locks as in the caption) and here. Many thanks to Jim Shead's website for these links.