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Birmingham Canal Navigations

Description of Birmingham Canal Navigations: Originally about 160 miles of interconnected canals but today only just over a 100 miles are navigable.

History of Birmingham Canal Navigations: Promoted by Acts of 1768, 1769, 1784, 1785, 1794, 1806, 1811, 1815, and 1818.
For more details see the History page.

Subordinate Waterways of Birmingham Canal Navigations

Related Books of Birmingham Canal Navigations

Related videos of Birmingham Canal Navigations

  • BCN - Part 4 Canals of Birmingham , 1 hour 31 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, This video journey around the City of Birmingham waterfront discovers what is still hidden from many eyes. It follows the routes of lost arms and finds basins not seen for years as well as boating under the massive cathedral of concrete that is Spaghetti Junction before looking at the former warehouse complex still intact on the Grand Union and Gas Street Basin before the developers arrived. Includes many archive pictures showing the wharves, boats and canal people in days gone by come to life. Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon
  • BCN - Part 5 Narrow Boats on the Birmingham Canal Navigations , 1 hour 0 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, This video portrays the immense carrying scene the BCN once had, the diversity of the craft and immense numbers that existed to make the BCN a highly profitable system. Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon
  • BCN - Part 6 Lichfield & Hatherton Canals , 57 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, Both these routes are now under restoration and this video delves into the background and history of the two sections of canal and takes a close look at how they are being restored. Whilst examining the historical background to the canals the video also portrays trust members describing how the waterways are being restored to provide a valuable link to the Northern BCN. Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon
  • BCN Main Lines & Loops (Part 1A) , 1 hour 40 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, A complete look at the routes of the main lines of the BCN. All the major branches are covered as are the loops, lots of archive Photos Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon
  • BCN Canals North of the Main Lines. (Part 2) , 1 hour 44 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, The Northern waters of the BCN covered in detail, lots of archive images bring the many lost sections to life. Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon
  • BCN Part 1 , 1 hour 15 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, Laurence Hogg's original film about the main lines of the BCN. filmed from NB "Progress" Available on tape. Order on video tape from Amazon
  • BCN, The Canals South of the Main Lines. (Part 3) , 1 hour 5 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, The canals south of the main lines covered in detail using present day and archive images Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon
  • Journeys on the BCN - Dudley to Walsall (Part 8) , 58 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, Starting in Dudley we cruise the main line & the Walsall canal looking at all the branches and features both in the past and today Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon
  • Warehouse at Work , Released in 2001, 26 minutes Produced by IA Recordings, Shows the Broad Street Warehouse being used as it would have been in the days when it was used by working canal boats. Shot in May 1996. Available on tape. Order on video tape from Amazon
  • Last Coal Run from Anglesey , Released in 2002, 35 minutes Produced by IA Recordings, A re-enactment of the last coal run in the 1960s. Available on tape. Order on video tape from Amazon

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Birmingham Canal Navigations: Length 70 foot, beam 7 foot, applies to the whole BCN. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

 

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