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Today, wandering around the Brindleyplace area of the BCN canal in Central Birmingham, I came across Barry Teutenberg and his narrow boat AreandAre. He is a roving canal boat trader and sells kits for brewing your own wine beer and spirits.

Today, by the front of the Barclaycard Arena near Brindleyplace local volunteers were having a great time weeding. There were 10 gents and 2  ladies from Direct Line, in Livery Street, Birmingham who had volunteered for this digging and planting. They were assisted by two volunteers from the Canal and River Trust. I walked passed at around […]

I met Dean Brant and friend Ian Benmore on the Staffs & Worcs near Kinver on the sunny and warm 14 April. To view photos: 1. View a larger version of a single image in a separate page – Right Click on the image then Left Click on “Open link in new tab” or “Open […]

Kennet & Avon,Newbury

Somebody up there loves me! Well it seems that way at the moment… I booked 4 nights in a hotel in Newbury on 20 February. The purpose was to provide a base for a photoshoot of the Kennet & Avon Canal (from Honeystreet to Reading) and the upper Thames (from Windsor to Oxford). On my […]


Things were quiet during late morning at Ashted Locks on the short 1500m 6 lock Digbeth Branch canal in Birmingham.My aim was to take photos of the progress of the construction of the new Birmingham City University buildings; such progress as there was in the past 6 weeks since my last visit was uninspiring. Would anything happen to brighten my visit?

Ashted Lock 4

I was photographing the area around Ashted locks for an article on their regeneration as part of the expanding Birmingham City University’s move to this area, referred to as Eastside. This is a developing area and the vision for Eastside is to create a quarter supporting learning, technology and science. Theses are not the prettiest […]

A family celebrate an important birthday and have fun on the canal…

View along the social area of Audlem much visited by gongoozlers and boozers!

Ken Morgan shows his skills through the locks…

Sitting out the heatwave in Brindley Place…

The July heat proves too much for my cameras…