Friday, 11 February 2022

Gas St Basin, Birmingham

Gas St Basin, Birmingham

You could never class Birmingham's Gas Street Basin as lost, but it is fair to say that much of its surroundings have been swept away on the last 50 years.

I recognise that you cant preserve places like Gas St Basin in a bubble, but it is good to record how it used to look and that is what I am attempting to do in this post.

The post will expand as I add material about this fascinating location but as a starting point I am gong to feature a number of images taken by Hugh Potter in the early 70's.

East to Central TV - Hugh Potter

Cleared warehouse site - Hugh Potter

Across Basin to Church of the Messiah - Hugh Potter

Old Wharf - Hugh Potter

Site of Canal House - Hugh Potter

Warehouses being demolished - Hugh Potter

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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