There are more canals in Birmingham than in Venice, they say, but around 60 miles (100km) are no longer navigable, or have disappeared altogether.
Andrew Tidy, canal enthusiast, blogger (Captain Ahab’s Watery Tales), and BCNS supporter, has created a brilliant series of videos where he explores the “lost canals”.
If you enjoy studying old maps and photos, wondering what may have happened to the places, where the lost canals and basins might have been, and what’s in their place now, then you will just love the “Canal Hunter” videos.
With Andy’s kind permission, I have added them to this website, a third series, expected late 2019, will be added when available. Enjoy!
Introduction to the series
Birmingham’s Lost Canal Basins
Andy explores the surroundings of Gas Street Basins, all the lost arms and basins in the heart of today’s Birmingham, and even finds a part of an old arm that’s still in water – as a fish pond!