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ONLINE VIDEO - relive the era of the tram

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Devoted to preservation

During the 20 years when Online Video was the leading transport video producer in the UK, OV helped to raise in excess of £140,000 for the preservation movement by offering bona-fide groups and societies a generous 55% discount. This was a unique achievement. Some of the recipient societies are listed in our useful links page.

If you have transport-related cine film or transport-related negatives and colour slides, please contact Online Transport Archive via our our useful links page.

What they say about us

¶ best producer of vintage traction videos in the world (Electric Railways of the World on videotape)

¶ pure nostalgia in abundance (Shipping - today and yesterday)

¶ ONLINE has the knack of gathering film from a number of sources and making it into attractive presentations (Classic Bus)

¶ ONLINE invest a great deal of effort and care into producing well researched and technically accurate video tapes (Newcastle 501 Preservation Fund)

¶ ONLINE videos are professionally edited and narrated and have proved an ideal way of raising funds over the last few years (Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society)

¶ ONLINE videos are genuinely exciting (Electric Railways of the World on videotape)

Originally, there was no sound on our historical videos but following sustained pressure from early supporters such as the late Roy Hubble, sounds were added some 15 years ago. The process adds about 2-3 working days and, of course, the sounds can only ever be representations helping to add to the atmosphere and sense of authenticity. Recently, a few customers questioned the over-use of the same trolleybus sound tracks so we are currently taking steps to rectify this by adding new, fresh sound tracks ready for upcoming releases covering MAIDSTONE; GLASGOW; MANCHESTER & ASHTON; and WOLVERHAMPTON/WALSALL. Even so, we need to record without people and also have sufficient distance for good passing sequences - most older recordings were nearly always made on board. One review of SOUTH LANCASHIRE AND ST HELENS TROLLEYBUSES actually wanted to hear dubbed sounds of 1950's industrial backgrounds - great if they existed and if we had time to add another 3 days to the production schedule.

Unusual facts about London’s transport

If you travel to London for business or leisure, you will need a few means of conveyance to move around this large city. Not all the tourist attractions are located in the same area and, if you will get in London for business, perhaps your hotel is located a bit further from the places where you will have to work. Find some interesting facts about transportation in London and meet a beautiful lady from London to help you shift effortlessly in the city.

Walk around London

All major cities have a network of transport links that keep the city and locals moving. London is definitely a city which has always been adept at growing innovative infrastructure able to meet the needs of inhabitants, locals and tourists. Perhaps this is the reason why you will discover in London numerous unusual facts and forms of transport that are slightly more unusual than in other cities. If you meet a charming lady from London, you have to take her to the Tower Subway if you want to astonish her.

Located nearby the Tower of London, the Tower Subway is actually the former entrance to Tower Subway. This tunnel was crossed by 1 million pedestrians per year before the opening of the Tower Bridge. People who wanted to cross the Thames had to use this Tower Subway, a 410 metre tunnel running underneath the river. In current days this tunnel is closed and used for water mains.

Explore London accompanied by a beauty.

Cross the river in Woolwich Ferry, this free vehicle ferry service that connects North Woolwich in East London with South East London. Today’s free service was opened in 1889, but it is a part of a historical ferry that has operated here even since the 14th century. The ferry has about 2 million passengers per year and it is a more efficient way to transport than by getting stuck in traffic in Blackwall Tunnel.

Greenwich Peninsula is linked to the Royal Victoria Docks by Greenwich Emirates Airline. As the first and only cable car system in London, Greenwich Emirates Airline is not quite a tourist attraction, but it will offer you some great views if you travel by this conveyance mean by the side of your charming companion from London. If you want to travel very fast on large distances in London, you must go underground with London Underground. 4 million of Londoners use it pretty much every day, so you will sure travel by it as well.

If you want to discover a new tunnel underneath London, you will have to take your date from London and explore the Greenwich Foot Tunnel. It has 370 metres and it crosses the Thames in East London. But if you truly wish to have a unique experience, you will have to take a London Duck tour. Walk around London in these innovative means of transportation and discover London by the side of your delightful companion.

Stereotypes you have to fight if you are diagnosed with ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a medical condition that affects both men and women and starts during childhood but the majority of the people carry it into their adulthood as well. If you have ADHD, you struggle to maintain concentration, you are often restless, and many times you make decisions out of impulsivity, without thinking them through. Luckily for you, years of research materialized into a specially designed product called Synaptol, to improve your symptoms and boost your performance.

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What do people say?

Despite all the publicity and all the efforts of the media, it’s a widely misunderstood disease. Here are some examples of common misconceptions and stereotypes about ADHD.

It’s not a real disease: You can often hear people say things like “Everybody has ADHD these days,” “It’s not a big deal” or “It’s just an excuse for being lazy.” The fact is that ADHD is a real medical issue and people diagnosed with it can’t just work harder, and everything will eventually be alright. In their brains, the neural networks are affected, and their brains simply don’t fire signals like other people’s brains, causing them to face troubles in processing tasks and have periodical attentional lapses.

Only children have ADHD: Many people may think it’s childish to pretend you have ADHD if you are an adult because children outgrow that “phase” when they grow up. The reality is that most of them carry ADHD throughout their entire life.

People with ADHD don’t care about consequences: The truth about this medical issue is that people who have it can’t process the results of their actions appropriately. They haste into making decisions, and it often leads to losing too much money or changing a lot of jobs.

Can Synaptol help?

Fortunately, it can! It’s a homeopathic remedy used to treat this type of brain disorder. It’s a mix of floral essences and essential nutrients that promote neural development, readjusting the altered brain networks and significantly improves the symptoms.

People always have opinions about everything but don’t let that distract you from following a proper treatment. Use Synaptol to enhance your focus, improve your abilities to learn new skills, and it will dramatically boost your life on both personal and professional level.

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