Worcester and Birmingham Canal.

by R. A. Pelham

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Article in University of Birmingham Historical Journal, Vol. V, No. 1, 1955.

SeriesUniversity of Birmingham Historical Journal -- vol. V, no. 1
The Physical Object
Paginationp.60-82 :
Number of Pages82
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Open LibraryOL20680169M

Spotlight on the canals – The Worcester & Birmingham Canal Cruise through the wooded glades of the Forest of Arden, visit the bright lights of Birmingham and the beautiful Cathedral City of Worcester. This popular mile long waterway starts in Worcester as an off-shoot of the River Severn, travels through the green hills of Worcestershire and the ancient Forest of Arden, . The Worcester & Birmingham Canal and Droitwich canals The Worcester and Birmingham canal links the two cities, built to connect the River Severn in Worcester to the Birmingham Canal System via a quicker route than the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, although opposition from other canals prevented completion of the last few feet of canal in Birmingham for twenty . Worcester & Birmingham Canal Spanning from Worcester city centre, through the Tardebigge flight of 36 locks and up past Kings Norton Junction and to Bourneville, home of Cadbury's World. Cruising through rural woodland, peppered with the odd tunnel or two along the way, you come across Central Birmingham almost by surprise at Gas Street Basin. The Worcester & Birmingham Canal takes you from the vibrant centre of Birmingham, through the green hills of Worcestershire, to the cathedral city of Worcester. Read More The Worcester & Birmingham Canal was once known colloquially as ‘the 58′, the number of locks on the canal – all of which are on the southern half of the canal.

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The Worcester and Birmingham Canal is a canal linking Birmingham and Worcester in England. It starts in Worcester, as an 'offshoot' of the River Severn (just after the river lock) and ends in Gas Street Basin in Birmingham. It is 29mi long. There are 58 locks in total on the canal, including the 30 Tardebigge Locks, one of the largest lock flights in Europe. Tardebigge Locks or the Tardebigge Flight is the longest flight of locks in the UK, comprising 30 narrow locks on a two-and-a-quarter-mile ( km) stretch of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal at Tardebigge, raises the waterway feet (67 m), and lies between the Tardebigge tunnel ( yards or metres long) to the North and the Stoke Prior flight of six . The people who know the most about the Main Canal branch of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal are the boaters themselves. We are hoping that, with your help, we can make the UK Waterways Guide the most comprehensive and up to date source of information for the UK's canals and rivers. The Worcestershire and Birmingham Canal, some thirty miles long, was created from , when it was authorised by Act of Parliament, to when it was completed 24 years later. Although intended as a broad canal for barges, and having five broad tunnels, it was eventually completed with narrow locks due to financial difficulties.

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The Worcester and Birmingham Canal is a canal linking Birmingham and Worcester in starts in Worcester, as an 'offshoot' of the River Severn (just after the river lock) and ends in Gas Street Basin in Birmingham. It is 29 miles (47 km) long. There are 58 locks in total on the canal, including the 30 Tardebigge Locks, one of the largest lock flights in Europe.

The Worcester & Birmingham Canal takes you from the vibrant centre of Birmingham, through the green hills of Worcestershire, to the cathedral city of Worcester.

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Free guides for fun days out. Looking for a perfect place to picnic. The Worcester and Birmingham Canal runs from the centre of Birmingham through beautiful country side to the the heart of the cathedral City of Worcester.

The canal is miles long with 58 locks. The canal intersects with 2 other canals, meeting the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal at Kings Norton Junction and meeting the Droitwich Canal at Hanbury. The Worcester and Birmingham Canal is for the active or canal enthusiast as it includes 58 locks, including the famous Tardebigge flight of 30 locks in 2 miles, tunnels and swing bridges.

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The Worcester and Birmingham Canal links Birmingham City Centre with the River Severn at Worcester, This Canal runs from Gas Street Basins at City Centre, down to Bournville, passing Cadbury World and Birmingham University along the way where it meets the Stratford Canal at Kings Norton before heading out into the open countryside for a scenic trip to Worcester.

The Worcester & Birmingham Canal is just one part of the vast network of canals in the Midlands of England but it Worcester and Birmingham Canal. book remarkable for having the longest lock flight in the UK. It connects the second largest city in Britain, Birmingham with a million inhabitants, to Worcester, with aboutThe canal, like so many, goes from very urban to quite rural and along its route are the.

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The Worcester & Birmingham Canal was once known colloquially as ‘the 58′, the number of locks on the canal – all of which are on the southern half of the canal. The canal links Birmingham with Worcester, but the route remains surprisingly rural and the occasional presence of the M42 and M5 motorways is never overly intrusive.

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The last mile into Birmingham is a mix of old and new as the Worcester & Birmingham Canal takes a sharp left turn at the Mailbox (the former Royal Mail sorting office, now a mix of designer shopping, bars, television and radio studios) to join the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) at the ‘Worcester Bar’.

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Everyday low /5(4). Train tickets from Worcester to Birmingham New Street can start from as little as £9 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Despite this, by the Worcester and Birmingham Canal was completed and cut through the Gough-Calthorpe estate, much to the protest of the locals. You’re almost at the outskirts of Birmingham when you approach a station with a very familiar name – Bournville.

The City of Worcester is located on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal overlooked by the 12th century Worcester is home to Lea & Perrins factory where the traditional Worcestershire sauce is made and the birthplace of the composer Sir Edward Elgar.

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From Gas Street Basin at the Birmingham end it. An 11 mile walk along the towpath of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal between Birmingham and Alvechurch. The walk passed through the Edgbaston tunnel, and then passed the Cadbury chocolate.

We were formed in to promote the restoration, conservation and improvement of the canal and adjacent waterways for the use and benefit of the public. In we changed our name to the Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society. Location: Worcester & Birmingham Canal. Meet Edward At this time of year people start thinking about booking their canal boating holidays, so it's my busiest time.

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A hybrid diesel-electric engine in a canal. Canal Side - Guests are welcome to stay in Canal Side apartment while visiting Worcester. The venue is located feet from The Infirmary and about feet from Worcester City Markets. On 24 January a number of prominent Birmingham businessmen, including Matthew Boulton and others from the Lunar Society, held a public meeting in the White Swan, High Street, Birmingham to consider the possibility of building a canal from Birmingham to the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal near Wolverhampton, taking in the coalfields of the Black Country.

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Follow the Worcester and Birmingham Canal from the vibrant centre of Birmingham, through the green hills of Worcestershire, to the cathedral city of Worcester. After leaving Birmingham you enter the countryside and will encounter a series of locks including Tardebigge Locks.

With 30 locks in about 2 miles, Tarddebigge is the longest in the.Train tickets from Birmingham New Street to Worcester can start from as little as £9 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.The book – published last year – is Andy’s debut novel in which a serial killer stalks the canal towpaths of Worcester.

The crime thriller begins with a deliberate drowning at night on the Author: Alicia Kelly.