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Canals in Birmingham: History

 Canal and canal bridge in Birmingham


There are five major, and many minor, canals meeting within the city. They developed in different ways, only becoming a single system on nationalisation in 1948.

Which would you like to know about?

Dudley and Stourbridge | Grand Union Canal | Grand Junction Canal | Stratford Canal | Worcester and Birmingham Canal



Find out more about the history of the canals in and around Birmingham