Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Arms (2) : Carter's

The now disused Carter's Arm off the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal in Aston.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Canal side relax zone

The joys of working next to a canal, especially when you can have your own chill out zone on the water, this is on the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal. The first place i worked also backed onto this canal (though in the city centre), nice in the Summer maybe not quite so in the Winter!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Both Ends (6) : Gower Branch Canal

The Gower Branch Canal is a short canal that links the old and new Birmingham Main Lines. The half mile long canal branches off the Birmingham New Main Line at Albion Junction.
The other end of the canal connects to the Birmingham Old Main Line at Brades Hall Junction via a triple "staircase" lock or 3 locks close together anyway.

The canal was built in 1836 and allowed boats coming (or going to) the Netherton Canal to get to the old main line without a long detour.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Winter wonderland

Into the New Year and here is the Grand Union at Leamington Spa a couple of days ago.