Friday 18 March 2022

Wolverhampton Locks

Wolverhampton Locks 

Wolverhampton Locks represented the first of seven exit routes from the BCN, taking the Birmingham Canal down to Brindley's Staffs and Worcester Canal at Aldersley Junction. This connection was made in 1772 originally involving 20 locks but as the deeper bottom lock created water problems it was replaced by the two locks we see today.

Whilst never lost, the locks have been well photographed over the years and this post hosts a collection of these images.

Top Lock - Stan Heaton

Wolverhampton Top Lock - Wolverhampton Archive

Claytons Tar Boat at Wolverhampton Top Lock

Lock Three - Stan Heaton

Paul Hayes 1950

Wolverhampton Gasworks - Wolverhampton Archive

Stafford Road - Wolverhampton Archive

Coal Yard below Stafford Road - Wolverhampton Archive

BCNS Archive

Aldersley Junction

Laurence Hogg Archive

Laurence Hogg Archive

Aldersley Junction - Wolverhampton Archive

Aldersley Junction - Wolverhampton Archive

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).