Birmingham Canals by Ray Shill

Birmingham Canals by Ray ShillBirmingham Canals by Ray Shill is an illustration of Birmingham's canal heritage and development over 160 years. This new edition paperback has been fully updated to include the changes of the last twelve years as a result of new research.

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.

Today, the canal network is managed by the Canal & River Trust, whose local office at Ocker Hill serves Birmingham and the Black Country. Although part of one national network, each individual canal retains a separate identity. Birmingham is fortunate because most of the canals within its boundaries are still in water and regularly used.Looks at all the canals within the Birmingham canal network, incorporating the city boundary and neighbouring Smethwick.

  • Captures the heritage, development and modern role of Birmingham’s canals.
  • Fully updated to include the changes of the last twelve years as a result of new research.
  • Illustrated with stunning new photographs and revised maps.

An illustration of Birmingham's canal heritage and development over 160 years
New edition paperback ISBN: 978 0752488561 Price £14.99

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