The Birmingham Canal Navigations

A Collection of Photographs taken by Tony Clayton in the 1970's


4 - Branches of the BCN


3 - The Southern BCN and Stourbridge Canal <<-- : -->> 1 - BCN Main Line


Gower Branch


Below Brades Lock

Towpath bridge over entrance to Brades Hall Farm Basin just below Brades Bottom Lock, 1974

Brades Lock

Matty boat and butty leaving Brades Bottom Lock, 1972

Brades Lock

Matty boat and butty leaving Brades Bottom Lock, 1972

Brades Lock

Matty boat and butty heading towards the New Main Line, 1972
The towpath bridge illustrated above can just be seen on the right

Brades Lock

Early morning mist, ascending Brades Bottom Lock, 1975

Brades Lock

Ascending the lower half of Brades Staircase Locks, 1973

Brades Lock

Ascending Brades Staircase Locks, the only staircase pair on the BCN, 1973


Anson Branch


Anson Branch

At the end of the Anson Branch under the M6, 1974
It seems likely that we may well have been the last boat to reach this point before the branch was closed off.


Titford Canal


Portway Branch

The M5 motorway crossing the Portway Branch, 1974

Portway Branch

Under the motorway, Titford Pools, Portway Branch, 1975

Oldbury Locks

Descending Oldbury Locks, 1975

Oldbury Locks

Ascending Oldbury Locks in the rain, June 1974

Oldbury Junction

Oldbury Junction, 1972
The Titford Branch runs off to the right


The Engine Arm


Telford Aqueduct

Crossing Telford Aqueduct, 1977

Telford Aqueduct

Telford Aqueduct, 1977

Engine Arm

The end of the Engine Arm, 1977


The Soho Loop


Soho Loop

On the Soho Loop, approaching the junction with the Soho Branch, 1974


The Soho Branch


Soho Branch

The closed Lodge Road Bridge at the then end of the Soho Branch, 1974


The Icknield Port Loop


Icknield Port

BWB Yard and dam of Rotton Park Reservoir, 1974


The Oozell's Street Branch


Oozell's

Sheepcote Street Bridge, 1974
Note the lack of towpath


The Birmingham Canal Navigations

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