SP0486 : Boats at Icknield Port Yard

taken 6 years ago, near to Chad Valley, Birmingham, Great Britain

Boats at Icknield Port Yard
Boats at Icknield Port Yard
These are mainly working boats of the Canals and River Trust, including a number of former Birmingham Canal Navigations day boats and a couple of the former British Waterways historic fleet, in blue and yellow livery.
Birmingham Canal (BCN Main Line)

The Birmingham Canal was built from 1768 to 1772 by James Brindley from the then edge of Birmingham, at Paradise Wharf (also known as Old Wharf) near to Gas Street Basin to meet the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal at Aldersley, near Wolverhampton. The canal was upgraded and straightened by Thomas Telford between 1824-7.
The canal forms part of the Birmingham Canals Navigation, a network of canals in and around the city.
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Birmingham Canal, Old Line

The Birmingham Canal was built between 1778 and 1782 as a contour canal with a sinuous course as a result. When the New Line was created by Thomas Telford in 1824-7, many sections of the original canal were retained as they still provided vital access for local industries.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 October, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 27 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Birmingham Canal Navigations  Icknield Port Loop 
Name (from Tags)
Canal & River Trust 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0468 8695 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.8273N 1:55.9511W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0456 8705
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Maintenance Yard  Narrowboats  Working Boat 

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