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The canals of the West Midlands

by Charles Hadfield

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Published by David & Charles in Newton Abbot [Devon], North Pomfret, Vt .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England,
  • West Midlands
    • Subjects:
    • Canals -- England -- West Midlands -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Charles Hadfield.
      SeriesThe Canals of the British Isles ;, vol. 5
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHE436.Z4 W484 1985
      The Physical Object
      Pagination352 p., xvi p. of plates :
      Number of Pages352
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2766900M
      ISBN 100715386441
      LC Control Number86125341

        Once a vital part of the transportation network around Birmingham, the West Midlands canals have recently been cleaned up and now offer the coarse angler some fine fishing waters. A map of the West Midlands shows a myriad of waterways built around Birmingham in the canal boom era of the 19th century. The Canals of the West Midlands by Hadfield, charles and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - Canals of the West Midlands the Canals of the British Isles Series by Hadfield, Charles - AbeBooks.

      Her new book Hidden Nature charts her journey through the canals of Birmingham by canoe. Garrie Fletcher writes short stories, novels and poems. His collection of short stories, Night Swimming, has just been published by Mantle Lane Press. He leads the Birmingham Young Writers’ Group for Writing West Midlands. How to Book. At the end of the eighteenth century canals provided a reliable and economic way to transport heavy raw materials. So industrialists established new factories along the canal banks. This walk follows the towpath of the Stourbridge Canal, along the Town Arm and part of the Main Line.

      Buy Canals of the West Midlands (The canals of the British Isles series) 2nd Revised edition by Hadfield, Charles (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(2). The BAA has a number of canal fisheries around the Birmingham area. The Birmingham Worcester and Staffordshire Worcestershire canals to the west and the Fazely, Coventry and Trent & Mersey canals to the east.


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Does Birmingham really have more miles of canal than Venice. The exact numbers depend on where you draw the city boundaries, but the whole Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) system adds up to miles of canals. Looking for a perfect place to picnic, relax, think, run, walk your dog and more, all for free.

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Previous ed. (B) Description: pages, 16 plates: illustrations, facsimiles, maps ; 23 cm. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hadfield, Charles, Canals of the West Midlands. New York, A.M. Kelley, (OCoLC) West Midlands Across the West Midlands miles of canals weave their way through richly vibrant and culturally diverse communities.

Around million people live within 1km of the waterways and around 51% of the population of Birmingham live within walking distance of. This category contains articles about canals in the metropolitan county of the West Midlands in England. Subcategories. This category has only the following subcategory.

B Birmingham Canal Navigations‎ (58 P) Pages in category "Canals in the West Midlands (county)" The following 48 pages are in this category, out of 48 total. This list may. Stourport Ring (One week) The popular Stourport Ring offers a variety of canal and river cruising.

The relaxing trip along the River Severn from Worcester to Stourport, with its automated locks operated for you, is one of the scenic highlights of the journey. Top 10 books of the Midlands. n Birmingham MP John Hemming ran a competition to name the "greatest West Midlands writer" in history.

The nominees, who included Coventry-born Philip Larkin Author: Sathnam Sanghera. This enjoyable new book delves into unexplored areas of history surrounding the great network of the West Midland Canals. It provides a new insight into its most fascinating figures and places, including interviews with some of the last true boatmen, whose world disappeared forever during the turbulent s.5/5(3).

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The canals of the West Midlands (The Canals of the British Isles)Cited by: 6. Birmingham Canal Navigations & West Midlands 1 2 The Shropshire Union Canal Peter Brown Four canals totalling miles were combined in the s; this book covers history, later railway ownership, decline, partial closure, nationalisation, revival and part restoration.

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$ Free shipping. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write a review. Best Selling in Nonfiction. See all. Birmingham Canals, West Midlands (c) Jason Hawkes Birmingham was k nown as the ‘workshop of the world’ and the ‘city of a thousand trades’ in its heyday during the Industrial Revolution.

The city was one of the leading centres of manufacturing in Britain. Canals of the West Midlands The 'Birmingham Canals Navigations' dates from as a new name for the Birmingham and Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Company.

The Company acquired other canal companies and by owned miles of canal of. The Malvern Hills is a West Midland’s highlight for anyone who loves the great outdoors; a dramatic nine-mile range of volcanic hills rising from neighboring meadows.

This beautiful region is wilderness in the West Midlands and makes for a great walk – and a lovely drive, since there are a few car parks halfway up the Worcestershire Beacon (the hills highest point).

Many of the Lunar Society members benefited from this. The canals also defined how Birmingham was built up: because factories and workshops required canal access to thrive, a lot of working-class districts formed around these waterways. This means that a lot of the people living around the canals were poorer workers.

Junction Canals Location Image Aldersley Junction, West Midlands: The Birmingham Main Line Canal terminates here. It meets the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal near Oxley, Wolverhampton, and one kilometre south of Autherley Junction.

grid reference: Aston Junction, West Midlands: Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, Digbeth Branch Canal: grid reference:. The Birmingham Canal Navigations Through Time.

by R.H. Davies, ISBNpublished by Amberley Publishing Plc in The book contains a large number of colour- and black-and white photos of the BCN along the main line through Tipton and Oldbury, exploring the Dudley and Stourbridge canals, and Walsall and Wolverhampton.

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The UK has an extensive network of inland waterways, of which our canals form a major part. Whilst we think mainly of their construction during the industrial revolution, canals had also been created for irrigation and transportation.

Most canals are navigable by boats between 55 and 80 feet in length with 2 widths most commonly used, narrow beam and broad beam.Wiki Info: The Trent and Mersey Canal is a mile long canal ( km) in the East Midlands, West Midlands, and north-west of England.

It is a “narrow canal” for the vast majority of its length, but at the extremities to the east of Burton upon Trent and west of Middlewich, it is a wide canal.

Beginning with the early days of canals in the West Midlands, tracing the work of the Lunar Society, including members Boulton and Watt, and the Earls of Dudley, Robert Davies follows the changing patterns of these waterways over years of :