Friday 1 May 2020

Wolverhampton Basins and Branches homepage

Wolverhampton Basin and Branches homepage

The Wolverhampton waterfront used to be a hive of activity, with basins, wharfs and warehouses hemming in the northern end of the Birmingham Canal.

Chillington Basin

Over time most of these side arms have been lost, leaving just the core main line canal as a little used thread of water running through endless new housing estates.

This homepage lists the more significant branches, arms and basins and, as images are found, they will link to individual posts of archive photographs showing how these areas used to look.

Kinks to individual branches and basins in this area, listed from south to north:

1. Springvale and Bilston area

2. Chillington and Shrubbery Interchange Basins

3. Wolverhampton Central area

4. Wolverhampton Station diversion

5. Horsley Fields area

Click here to return to the main menu 

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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