Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Kings Norton Stop Lock

The unique guillotine Kings Norton Stop Lock which in the past used to help maintain water levels between the Stratford-upon-Avon and Worcester and Birmingham Canals at Kings Norton Junction.
Kings Norton Stop Lock, Stratford-upon-Avon Canal

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Canals of Bournville and Kings Norton

Today i joined the Worcester & Birmingham Canal at Bournville (to be exact at the railway station which is alongside the canal, in fact you can walk straight off the platform onto the towpath!) I went down this canal down to Kings Norton Junction which is where it joins the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal. This is where the Stratford canal either starts or ends depending on your point of view. I prefer to say start as Bridge 1 is at this end and Bridge 66 at the Stratford end. The Worcester & Birmingham Canal photos can be seen here, and the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal photos here!
Stratford-upon-Avon Canal

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Junctions (14) : Diglis / Severn Junction

Where the Worcester & Birmingham Canal meets the River Severn, not sure what this junction is called. Diglis junction (as the basins are called that)?
Worcester & Birmingham Canal Lock 1 Worcester, canal & river junction

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all visitors, there will be lots more canal photography in 2012. Photo below of two boats on the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal taken last week.
Wilmcote to Stratford
By the way although not Midlands canal related i took some photos at Little Venice in London along the Grand Union and Regent's Canal yesterday that you may be interested in?