The Birmingham Canal Navigations Through Time by R. H. Davies

By R. H. Davies

The Birmingham canals actually bought underway following an commercial in Birmingham's Aris's Gazette of 26 January 1767. The plan used to be to take a waterway from Wolverhampton to Birmingham with a department to Lord Dudley's coal mines close to Wednesbury, and this canal community persevered to develop widely until eventually the 1860s. With the decline within the call for for coal after the second one global warfare, the BCN misplaced sixty of its miles, however it has however principally survived to the current day. R. H. Davies, writer of Canal Crimes, takes the reader on a trip from Birmingham alongside the most line canal via Tipton and Oldbury, exploring the Dudley and Stourbridge canals, and carrying on with directly to Walsall and Wolverhampton. He concludes with pictures of canals that experience vanished through the years and of the Black nation residing Museum, which preserves features of lifestyles within the Black kingdom that may rather be lost.

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