Carter's Arm on the Aston Flight, just above Cuckoo Wharf

Carter’s Arm

The only historic arm on the Aston Flight, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, that is still in water for most of its original length. It is the only point on the B&F that allows working boat Atlas to be winded.

Carter's Arm, Titford Canal, from the Richard Dean "Historical Map of the Birmingham Canals"

Carter’s Arm, Titford Canal, from “Historical Map of the Birmingham Canals”, with kind permission by Richard Dean

  • When was the last time a boat has navigated the branch?
  • Does anyone know which industries it served?
  • Does anyone have more photos, perhaps even taken from inside the branch?





Comments 1

  1. I’ve just received a phone call from Graham Wigley who remembers a newspaper report from the 1950s. Hercules Cycles had a factory in Plume Street at the side of the Carter’s Arm then and made news by transporting their cycles by canal in a Willow Wren boat.

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