Thursday, 7 May 2020

Newhall Branch - Central Birmingham

Newhall Branch - Central Birmingham

The old Newhall Branch ran east from todays Cambrian Wharf at he top of the Farmers Bridge flight of locks.

It skirted round the foot of the four 1960's tower blocks, round Baskerville Car park and then paralleled Great George St before running out of altitude to the rear of the College of Food.


Aerial view of Newhall Branch (with Gibson's Branch)

Newhall Branch 1932

View from above the foundations of Baskerville House


A closer look


Entrance to the Newhall Branch from above Farmers bridge Locks

Phyllis Niklin 1953 - note the comms pylon which was later replaced by the BT tower



Cambrian Wharf


The same location in the 1970's


The Newhall Branch ending near Gt Charles Street

Vic Smallshire

Vic Smallshire image








The above photos have been assembled from various sources, including those freely found on the internet. My thanks go to the many photographers alive and dead who have contributed to this collection and in so doing, are keeping the memory of these lost canals alive. These images are reproduced for ease of research are are not necessarily the property of this blog, and as such should not be used for commercial gain without the explicit permission of the owner (whoever that may be).

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