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 in 1957 - DCT Archive

Butties moored at Cambrian Wharf in 1900 - Bob May Collection from BCNS Archive

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

Cambrian Wharf

Farmers Bridge - Laurence Hogg Collection

The same location in the 1970's

Cambrian Wharf 1970's Hugh Potter

DCT Archive




The Newhall Branch ending near Gt Charles Street

Vic Smallshire

Vic Smallshire image

Newhall Branch by Bob May

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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