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The Worcester And Birmingham Canal

Author : Alan White
ISBN : 185858261X
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The Worcestershire and Birmingham Canal, some thirty miles long, was created from 1791, when it was authorised by Act of Parliament, to 1815 when it was completed 24 years later. Although intended as a broad canal for barges and having five broad tunnels, it was eventually completed with narrow locks due to financial difficulties. From Gas Street Basin at the Birmingham end it passes through the suburbs of Edgbaston, Selly Oak and Kings Norton, then through the long West Hill Tunnel and via Hopwood and Alvechurch through countryside to Tardebigge, all this section being on the Birmingham Level. Then it descends in stages via fifty-six narrow locks and two barge locks to the River Severn at Diglis via Stoke Prior, Hanbury Wharf, Dunhampstead, Oddingley, Tibberton, Blackpole and the eastern suburbs of Worcester City. The earlier chapters of this book trace in detail the successive stages reached in making the canal and the reservoirs needed to safeguard the water supplies of millowners, the financial and other problems faced, and the saga of the Tardebigge Boat Lift. Later chapters cover the history of the canal following its completion, its use for both commercial and pleasure purposes, its administration and management, its upkeep and maintenance, its involvement with railways, and the various industries and amenities which were established beside it. Three of the final chapters feature past and present places and items of interest located along the canal from Birmingham to Worcester. Of special interest throughout is the impact the canal had upon the lives of countless people, those involved in its construction, those who lived and worked on the boats, those who were employed by the Canal Company as engineers, lock-keepers and maintenance men, people who worked in canalside factories, shops, public house, boatyards, and on wharves, and those concerned for the welfare of canal boat families and their animals.
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Birmingham Canals

Author : Ray Shill
ISBN : 9780752492186
Genre : History
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Birmingham is famously reputed to have more miles of canals than Venice. These canals contributed much to the city’s growth, bringing coal and merchandise from the surrounding areas. As the city prospered economically, it continued to grow and absorb neighbouring communities, a process in many ways bound together by the waterways. Although part of the national network, Birmingham’s canals, including the Worcester & Birmingham, the Stratford-upon-Avon and the Birmingham Canal Navigation, retain their original identity – and most are still in water and used regularly, albeit in different ways to their original industrial purpose. Fully updated and illustrated with stunning new photographs, this book captures the heritage, development and modern role of Birmingham’s canals in a way that will appeal to canal users as well as those with a wider interest in Britain’s second most populous city.
Category: History

The Substance Of A Lecture Delivered At The Guildhall Worcester On Monday November 7 1836 On The State Of Religion And Morals Among That Class Of His Majesty S Subjects Who Gain Their Subsistence By Working Upon Our Rivers And Canals And On The Duty Of Exertion To Promote Their Spiritual Welfare

Author : Rev. John Davies
ISBN : WISC:89105627327
Genre : Canal construction workers
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The Branch Lines Of Worcestershire

Author : Colin G. Maggs
ISBN : 9781445625669
Genre : Transportation
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A lavishly illustrated title from acknowledged railway expert Colin G. Maggs, presenting the story of Worcestershire’s branch lines.
Category: Transportation

The Engineer

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ISBN : WISC:89045857257
Genre : Engineering
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Category: Engineering

Discovery Walks In Worcestershire

Author : Brian Conduit
ISBN : 185058706X
Genre : Walking
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Features 30 circular walks that are evenly spaced across the varied terrain of the county. This book gives an introduction to Worcestershire's landscape. Each route visits a heritage site, market town or village which enables you to learn about the area's cultural life.
Category: Walking

Rivers And Canals

Author : Leveson Francis Vernon-Harcourt
ISBN : 9781108080606
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Leveson Francis Vernon-Harcourt (1839–1907) drew on a distinguished career in canal and river engineering for this illustrated two-volume survey, here reissued in its enlarged 1896 second edition. Having started as an assistant to the civil engineer John Hawkshaw, Vernon-Harcourt was appointed resident engineer in 1866 for new works on London's East and West India docks. Later, as a consulting engineer, he specialised in the design and construction of harbours, docks, canals and river works, and he was elected professor of civil engineering at University College London in 1882. This publication covers the design and construction of tidal and flood defences, canals, locks, and irrigation works. Volume 2 covers canal engineering, discussing the design and construction of canals and their associated works such as locks and lifts. Vernon-Harcourt also discusses ship canals and irrigation works. His Harbours and Docks (1885) is also reissued in this series.
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The Severn

Author : Jan Dobrzynski
ISBN : 9781445625959
Genre : History
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This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which the River Severn has changed and developed from Arley to Avonmouth over the last century.
Category: History

A Commercial Dictionary

Author : Joshua Montefiore
ISBN : RMS:RMS2121$000002192$$$$
Genre : Commerce
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Parliamentary Papers

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : HARVARD:32044106490832
Genre : Great Britain
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West Midland Canals Through Time

Author : Ray Shill
ISBN : 9781445632100
Genre : Transportation
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This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which West Midland Canals have changed and developed over the last century.
Category: Transportation

Manuscripts In Midland Libraries

Author : Valerie Edden
ISBN : 0859915875
Genre : Literary Collections
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`The Index of Middle English Prose when completed will be a monumental achievement.' REVIEW OF ENGLISH STUDIES
Category: Literary Collections