SP0581 : Former Cadbury's Wharf on East side of canal - June 1970

taken 50 years ago, near to Bournville, Birmingham, Great Britain

Former Cadbury's Wharf on East side of canal - June 1970
Former Cadbury's Wharf on East side of canal - June 1970
The buildings in the background are sheds overhanging the East side of the canal where narrowboats were unloaded with materials they were conveying on behalf of Cadbury's Bournville Factory - this was on the opposite (West) side of the canal and adjacent railway line so they could not unload directly into the factory. At some point between 1920 and 1928 Cadbury's constructed this wharf and extended their rail system over the mainline and canal (see SP0481 : Worcester and Birmingham Canal near Selly Park, Birmingham and others for the bridge) to link the new facility directly to the factory. The date comes from photos on the "Britain from Above" website.
By the date of this photo the wharf was no longer in use.
I assume the 'drawbridge' was to allow Cadbury employees to cross the canal to get and from the factory in a short-cut via the canal towpath on the West side of the canal.
(Photo is a scan from an Agfa 35mm colour slide and has been corrected for a colour cast in 'Photoshop'.)
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Date Taken
June 1970   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 17 October, 2020
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Industry  Canals  Flat landscapes 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal Quay 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 050 813 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:25.8065N 1:55.6381W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 050 812
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