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British Canal History In Colour
Product ID: LH1601
Duration: 147 mins.

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Revisit an era when trade was still common on the canals and rivers of the Midlands and North West! Starting in Birmingham we are enchanted by horse drawn boats, the Thomas Clayton fleet and much more. Powerful BCN tugs show their pace along with Admiral class boats, which were new at the time. We follow a trip down a true lost canal, the Toll End, and look at what today remains of this navigation. Further North we visit the Potteries, Anderton and Ellesmere Port and combine rare footage with film of the scenes today. Extra features include some superb short films and montages of archive photographs.
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Discovering Somerset (Volume 3) Pre-Order
Product ID: 16219
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Somerset’s glorious heritage is revealed further with this latest volume on the county’s history, which is due for release on 31.7.16. As with the previous two volumes, it will be written and presented by Glastonbury-based author Henry Buckton, and this time features the beautiful west of the county. This film features visits to Taunton, Wellington, Wiveliscombe, Nether Stowey, Kilve, Watchet, Monksilver, Stogumber, Brendon Hill and the West Somerset Mineral Railway, Dunster, Minehead, Allerford, Porlock and the unspoilt delights of Exmoor.

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Discovering Wiltshire (Volume 2) Pre-Order
Product ID: 16229
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Wiltshire's glorious heritage is revealed further with this latest volume on the county’s history, which is due for release on 31.7.16. As with the previous volume, it will be written and presented by West Country author Henry Buckton, and this time features the historic north of the county. It will feature visits to Bradford-on-Avon, Melksham, Devizes, the Kennet and Avon canal, Pewsey, Marlborough, Aldbourne, Calne, Chippenham, Corsham, Castle Combe, Malmesbury, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon and the world heritage site of Avebury, as well as finding out more about Wiltshire's white horses.


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Model Railways On A Budget
Product ID: LH1602
Duration: 90 mins.

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Building a Model Railway can be a very expensive hobby.After seeing this film you will soon be building a model railway for less money than you had ever dared to imagine! You will learn how to look at older models and take advantage of ones which have seen little use. . Many 'Mainline Railways' models of the late 1970s and 1980s are now coming on to the market and we examine how easy it is to buy an inexpensive loco, refurbish it and return it to active service. In fact, this 90 minute film gives you everything you ever wanted to know about buidling a model railway - and more!

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Working Boats
Product ID: LH1603
Duration: 72 mins.

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A unique appreciation of working canal boats and the “boat people” who lived aboard these unique craft. This DVD covers many aspects of their life, including the boatmen’s strike of 1923, wide boats on the southern Grand Junction Canal, East Midlands scenes, working boats on the Thames, Josher styles and other significant boats. Lovingly made from archive film, both colour and black and white and archive stills.
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Working Boats II (Birmingham Canals At Work)
Product ID: LH1604
Duration: 72 mins.

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In this film you will see some of the last working boats that plied the BCN, sights and images now lost forever. During the 1960s the once all-powerful Birmingham Canal Navigations system was existing with just a few remaining traffics, including those of Stewart & Lloyd Coombeswood Works with its large fleet of 'Joeys'. You can also see the approach to Birmingham along the last few miles of the Grand Union Canal, a look at the Saltley & Nechells area, West Bromwich, Walsall Gas Works to Oldbury, Wolverhampton, Willenhall, Coseley and much, much more!
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Branch Lines of Devon Vol. 1
Product ID: 15239
Duration: 95 mins. (approx.)

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1st Take’s popular series of films on the Branch Lines of England, based on the best-selling books of Colin Maggs, now features the beautiful county of Devon. This first volume on Devon explores what remains of the stations and infrastructure of the branch lines in the Exeter area, and the central, eastern and southern parts of the county. Illustrated by superb modern film, explanatory maps and rare archive photographs and footage, we tell the story of railways which once provided a valuable service in carrying passengers and freight around Devon, as well as taking holidaymakers to the seaside.

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Discovering Somerset (Volume 2)
Product ID: 15219
Duration: 109 mins.

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Somerset’s glorious heritage is revealed further with this latest volume on the county’s history, which was written and presented by Glastonbury-based author Henry Buckton. Our journey begins at Burnham-on-Sea and meanders across Central and South Somerset before almost returning to the coast at Bridgwater. Join us as we visit country houses, abbeys and cathedrals, some of the county’s top sporting facilities and sample some world-beating Somerset cider.
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Discovering Wiltshire (Volume 1)
Product ID: 15229
Duration: 106 mins.

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Celebrate Wiltshire's rich history by joining us on this first part of a fascinating journey, in which we explore the spectacular south of the county with local historian and author Henry Buckton. You will enjoy a diverse range of locations from the World Heritage site at Stonehenge to the sad remains of the lost country village of Imber in the middle of Salisbury Plain. We will also explore some of the unique customs and traditions of the area, such as Oak Apple Day in Great Wishford; and see how the largest flighted bird in the world, the Great Bustard has been reintroduced into its natural habitat.  Our journey also takes in Salisbury, Old Sarum, Trowbridge, Warminster, Market Lavington, Wilton and many other towns, villages and places of interest.
 
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City v Rovers In Colour (2 DVDs)
Product ID: 15139
Duration: 3 hrs. 5 mins. (approx.)

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Join Paul Cheesley, Peter Aitken and Roger Malone in this fun-packed West Country football ‘time tunnel’! Relax and enjoy over three hours of 1970s football nostalgia, as we recreate a period before Steve Lansdown’s fortunes changed City beyond recognition, when Rovers were still playing in front of the Tote End; where the players’ shorts were very short and shirts had no sponsorship; when you entered the terraces as a juvenile fan for 25 pence and stood sometimes uncomfortably right next to opposition fans!
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About 1st Take Ltd.

1st Take was established in 1993 by Dave Rogers, a history graduate, and Andy Warren, a cameraman and technician. Since that time we have worked closely with historical societies and specialist authors to create a fascinating range of DVDs. After gaining local success with videos on Yate and Chipping Sodbury, we made films on other areas in and around Bristol, before broadening our horizons to focus on subjects such as Aviation, Railways, Trams, Buses, Shipping and the Second World War. We have also made films celebrating Village Life in days gone by, and a series of four volumes entitled Discovering Dorset. All our early work is now available on DVD and we are constantly making new titles every year, as well as showcasing work from other film-makers of a similar nature.

The 1st Take Collection  

You can choose from a wide range of historical DVDs including Railway DVDs, Aviation DVDs, Tram & Bus DVDs, Other Transport DVDs, British Heritage 



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Whatever you need filmed, edited, transferred or copied ­ 1st Take does it for you! We offer a large range of services including Graduation Day Filming, Football Match Filming, Cine to DVD Conversion and Creation of Corporate DVDs.



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