It’s a summer-warm April day in 2020. While the lockdown has limited access to our archival collections, it hasn’t to the places they illustrate. Therefore, I’m heading for the canals.
I enter near Spon Lane.
From here, it’s around five miles into Birmingham. Overhead, amongst other features, there is Telford’s Galton Bridge and his Engine Arm Aqueduct. Closer to Birmingham, should I choose, the path deviates towards the Soho Loop; part of the original line of the eighteenth-century canal route that once by-passed Matthew Boulton’s long gone Soho Manufactory.
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