In 1844 the Birmingham and Warwick Junction Canal was opened from Bordesley Junction at the bottom of camp Hill Locks to connect with the Birmingham and Fazeley at Salford Junction. It became known as the Bottom Road by the working boatmen and was generally considered, even by those less than fastidious chaps, to be the filthiest stretch of canal to be found anywhere.
Yesterday morning we set off for central Birmingham, the canal is still less than salubrious,
Then all that is left to tackle is the Old Thirteen, a.k.a. the Farmers Bridge Flight.
Watch this space...........