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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A Walk down the Farmers Bridge Locks and the Digbeth Branch

 

After lunch today Jo and I walked down the 13 Farmers Bridge locks. The one and only time I have travelled through these locks was in 1971 on ‘Pisces’. It has changed a bit since then! Well some of it has, and some of it hasn’t.

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The rather impressive railway bridge taking the tracks over the canal.SAM_1658

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Aston Junction, the Ashton top lock can bee seen under the wrought iron bridge, the Digbeth branch goes off to the right.

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Ashted top lock on the Digbeth Branch.SAM_1661

Ashted tunnel north portal.SAM_1662

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The Digbeth branch turns left here, with the Typhoo basins ahead.

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The Digbeth branch  continues on to Bordesley junction with the Grand Union Canal.

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Typhoo Basins.

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Selfridges from behind Moor Street station.

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Moor Street station from alongside Selfridges.

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Keith.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi there...

I wonder if we crossed paths today? We came up Aston / Farmers bridge on this day on a hire boat and I noticed 'Hadar' as we moored outside the arena...

It has been my first time on the canal in some 25+ years (we always used to hire from Brummagem boats on the Oozells loop) and I have been going 'blog-crazy' in the last 6 months in anticipation...

Birmingham certainly has changed since the last time I was there!

Now time to plan the next holiday!

Thanks for your interesting blogging!

Martin (temporarily 'Upland Goose')

Working Narrow Boat Hadar said...

Hello Martin, we certainly did pass a hire boat on the Farmer's Bridge locks, but whether it was you or not I am not sure. Birmingham certainly has changed, even more so from my first journey up the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal in 1971. Hope you enjoyed your time in Birmingham, we certainly do. Regards Keith.