Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Historic film... The Kennet & Avon Canal by Johnny Morris

Sentimental Journey "The story of a waterway revived" with Johnny Morris

A tribute to the enthusiasts who fought to save the Kennet & Avon Canal from closure and decay.

This film is narrated Johnny Morris who had great love of the Kennet & Avon Canal.  He died at his home on the edge of Hungerford Marsh in 1999 and he was buried beside his wife Eileen in their garden that overlooks the Kennet & Avon Canal and the River Dunn.
Johnny started out on radio before becoming moving to TV where he had a busy career as 'The Hot Chestnut man' and narrating  'Tales of the Riverbank' and later presenting 'Animal Magic.
In later life Johnny became a passionate campaigner — actively demonstrating against the Newbury by-pass and supporting a successful campaign to prevent a satellite tracking station being built in an area of outstanding natural beauty near to the Kennet & Avon Canal in the Pewsey Vale.

Campaigner Johnny Morris: Picture by Bob Naylor©

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant, absolutely spell binding. I didn't know this existed. Well done Bob for bringing it to our attention.
    Rob Dean