Bromford Junction - BCN
25th October 2009
Bromford Junction is a rather splendid affair, sitting at the foot of the rarely used Spon Lane flight of three locks.
With both Brades Locks to the north and Smethwick Locks to the south, you could be forgiven for wondering exactly why this flight was ever built. The truth is that the Spon Lane locks are among the first built on the BCN, carrying the 4.5 mile Wednesbury Old Canal down off Brindley's main line.
You wouldn't believe that this peaceful spot is in the middle of a bustling conurbation. Given the right weather the whole area is something of a photographers paradise.