The Slough Arm

Andy Tidy explores the lost arms around the Wyrley and Essington Canal in his third series of videos.

In this first part of series 3, Andy explains the background and history of the Wyrley & Essington. The original canal was 34 miles long, and there are 27 miles of abandoned canals!

Andy visits the remains of the Slough Arm, partially still in water, with a canal bridge, and a lock, now in the middle of nowhere. 

 

The Slough Arm, Wyrley & Essington Canal, from the Historical Map of the Birmingham Canals, with kind permission by Richard Dean

The Slough Arm, Wyrley & Essington Canal, from the Historical Map of the Birmingham Canals, with kind permission by Richard Dean

 

The Slough Arm, Wyrley & Essington Canal, from The Lost 60 Miles

The Slough Arm, Wyrley & Essington Canal, from The Lost 60 Miles

The Slough Arm, from the BCN "Blue Book", with kind permission by the IWA

The Slough Arm, from the BCN “Blue Book”, with kind permission by the IWA

The Slough Arm, from Pearson's Canal Companion, with kind permission by the publisher

The Slough Arm, from Pearson’s Canal Companion, with kind permission by the publisher

 

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