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Black Country Canals

Tracing out some of the canals and waterways of the Black Country of England's Midlands in April 2012. Our exploration began at the old Bonded Warehouse in Stourport, where the Stourport Canal strikes west to join up with the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, linking the Trent & Mersey network to the north with the River Severn to the south: 47 locks in 46 miles. The canal network was once crucial to the development of manufacturing industry, today the traffic is very largely recreational - and what an enviable lifestyle that offers.

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Locks on the Stourton Canal
Locks on the Stourton Canal
Stourton Canal, near the Red House Glass Cone
Stourton Canal, near the Red House Glass Cone
The Red House Glass Cone
The Red House Glass Cone
The Bonded Warehouse, Stourbridge
The Bonded Warehouse, Stourbridge
'Narrowboats' berthed at Stourbridge
'Narrowboats' berthed at Stourbridge
Traditional livery of a narrow boat
Traditional livery of a narrow boat
Moorings at Stourbridge
Moorings at Stourbridge
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Lockmaster's booth at the Bratch Locks
Lockmaster's booth at the Bratch Locks
Negotiating Bratch Locks
Negotiating Bratch Locks
Can't afford to be in a hurry...
Can't afford to be in a hurry...
A pumping station, not a castle (!)
A pumping station, not a castle (!)
Reflections
Reflections
alien invader?
alien invader?
Freeloader
Freeloader
The Navigation, a rough-and-ready lockside pub
The Navigation, a rough-and-ready lockside pub
Spring is in the air...
Spring is in the air...
Spring buds
Spring buds
Flatheridge Bridge
Flatheridge Bridge
Stourton Bridge
Stourton Bridge
Mr & Mrs
Mr & Mrs
Deep in conversation
Deep in conversation
Multiple locks at Stewponey, Stourton
Multiple locks at Stewponey, Stourton
Moorings at Stewponey
Moorings at Stewponey
Stewponey
Stewponey
Canal junction at Stewponey
Canal junction at Stewponey
Never dull, but never rushed
Never dull, but never rushed
Gliding along
Gliding along
Moored at Stewponey
Moored at Stewponey
Happy traveller
Happy traveller
Passing through the lock
Passing through the lock
Swans grazing, Stewponey
Swans grazing, Stewponey
Decorative touches
Decorative touches
Feeling good
Feeling good
Hyde Bridge Lock
Hyde Bridge Lock
Mother duck
Mother duck
Rumah Kita - Our House in Malay/Indonesian
Rumah Kita - Our House in Malay/Indonesian
Lord of all he surveys?
Lord of all he surveys?
Reflections
Reflections
Sullen skies
Sullen skies
Willows in bud
Willows in bud
Power walking pylons
Power walking pylons
Canal boat basin at Stourport-on-Severn
Canal boat basin at Stourport-on-Severn
Canal boats at Stourport-on-Severn
Canal boats at Stourport-on-Severn