We have pulled ourselves from the fleshpots of Brindley Place, Whenever we leave I always feel that I would like another day in Brum but all good things come to an end.
A little further on we passed the sight of Selly Oak Junction where the Dudley No.2 canal joined, there are efforts being made to re-open this canal but it looks like a major undertaking, I can only wish them luck.
You cannot go down this stretch of canal without mentioning,
A little further along is a site of major importance to the canal preservation movement, Lifford Lane Bridge, in 1947 the Great Western Railway, then owners of the Stratford Canal, fixed the former drawbridge at a level that prevented the passage of boats. After questions in parliament and a notice of intention to navigate by Tom Rolt the G.W.R. were forced to jack the bridge up to allow Cressy to pass.
We are now moored by Dicken's Heath, just past the major new housing development
Watch this space..............