SP0886 : Bordesley Junction, Birmingham

taken 6 years ago, near to Birmingham, Great Britain

Bordesley Junction, Birmingham
Bordesley Junction, Birmingham
At the foot of Camp Hill Locks - Grand Union Canal.
The older main line off to the left was the Warwick and Birmingham Canal, opened for business in 1800, and approaching the city centre. Off to the right under the cast iron bridge was the Birmingham and Warwick Junction Canal to Salford Junction, opened in 1844 as a link to the Birmingham and Fazeley and Tame Valley Canals, utilising five locks rather than the thirteen locks required via Aston Junction.

Both became absorbed into the Regent's Canal Company in 1929, then the newly formed Grand Union Canal Company (GUCC) in 1932.

I had hoped for some decent weather for this image, but this was the best I could do in the pouring rain! The dullness does suit the decor!

A 1977 image: SP0886 : Bordesley Junction, Grand Union Canal
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 29 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 3 October, 2012
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 084 864 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.5426N 1:52.6275W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 084 863
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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