Portway Branch Canal, Titford - BCN
25th October 2009
There is little left of the Portway Branch Canal, which extended off the northern pool at Titford, striking off at the 511ft contour for a mile or so, heading in the direction of the hills of Cradley Heath. The arm served a number of mines in the area, together with the Birchley Rolling Mills, its last commercial customer.
Portway Branch Canal looking west 1945
I would love to be able to recreate this image of the moody Portway Branch, taken in 1945, but the intervening 60 years have not been kind to the line.