The Birmingham Canal Navigations Through Time

In 1851, Swift Packets, run by Thomas Monk of Tipton, were carrying passengers from Wolverhampton to Birmingham via Tipton in two hours and ten minutes for one shilling. The now-famous firm of Fellows, Morton & Clayton had its ...

The Birmingham Canal Navigations Through Time

This fascinating selection of more than 180 photographs traces some of the many ways in which the Birmingham Canal Navigations have changed and developed over the last century.

Tracing Your Black Country Ancestors

For example, in 1851 Swift Packets, run by Thomas Monk of Tipton, was carrying passengers from Wolverhampton to Birmingham via Tipton in 2 hours 10 minutes for 1s. By the start of the nineteenth century the canal system was becoming ...

Tracing Your Black Country Ancestors

The Black Country in the West Midlands is an important site for family historians. Many researchers, seeking to trace their ancestry back through the generations, will find their trail leads through it. And yet, despite the burgeoning interest in genealogy and the importance of the region in so many life stories, no previous book has provided a guide to the Black Country's history and to the documents and records that family historians can use in their research. In this accessible and informative introduction to the subject, Michael Pearson looks at the history and heritage of the region and gives a graphic insight into the world in which our ancestors lived. He concentrates on the role the Black Country played during the industrial revolution when the development of mining, industry and transport transformed the economic and social life of the area. This was a period when living and working conditions were poor, families were large, children worked from an early age, often in the mines, and life expectancy was less than 20. And it was the era in which the Black Country took on the distinctive identity by which it is known today. As well as retelling the fascinating story of the development of the Black Country, the author introduces the reader to the variety of records that are available for genealogical research, from legal and ecclesiastical archives, birth and death certificates to the records of local government, employers, institutions, clubs, societies and schools.

Canal Crimes

run by Thomas Monk of Tipton were carrying passengers from Wolverhampton to Birmingham via Tipton in 2 hours 10 minutes for 1s. The nowfamous firm of Fellows, Morton & Clayton had its beginnings in 1837 next door toTipton, ...

Canal Crimes

Crime and punishment on the waterways between London and Liverpool in the 1800 and 1900s.

The Railway Magazine

passenger trains over this branch daily , from Tipton or Bloomfield Junctions to connecting at Dudley Port with trains to Wednesbury is 2 miles 20 chains . From and from Birmingham and Wolverhampton , Bloomfield Junction to mile - post ...

The Railway Magazine


The Tramway Review

Birmingham to Wolverhampton by Tram R. J. S. Wiseman B.A. The first railway link between Birmingham and ... from New Street via Tipton to Wolverhampton ( High Level ) opened on 1st July 1852 and the Birmingham , Wolverhampton and Dudley ...

The Tramway Review


The Oxford Worcester Wolverhampton Railway

N.W.R.'s through service to Euston . ... Great Western trains continued to work into Wolverhampton High Level via Tipton , while the North Western ran through coaches from Birmingham New Street to Kidderminster via Dudley until the ...

The Oxford  Worcester   Wolverhampton Railway


James Brindley Canal Pioneer

... scrupulous Quakers that had Birmingham and then to Wolverhampton , via Tipton , which was the site of Newcomen's original engine . The next day he returned to Fenton . It was a successful tour and the enlightenment was more valuable ...

James Brindley   Canal Pioneer


Great Britain

The Birmingham canal system is a network of waterways chiefly within the mining area , but forming a complicated chain between Birmingham and Wolverhampton through Smethwick and Tipton with extensions north - eastwards through Walsall ...

Great Britain

Originally published in 1962, this volume comprises a series of essays on British geography by various authors. Covering both human and physical areas, the text provides an insight into the astonishing geographical variety of Britain. The respective themes of the essays are accordingly very different, portraying the essential variety of the subject matter. This is a fascinating book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in British geography and the development of geographical models.

The Industrial Development of Birmingham and the Black Country 1860 1927

When completed, this canal ran from Birmingham via Smethwick and Bilston to join the Severn and Trent Canal near Wolverhampton, and the most obvious result was a reduction in the price of coal in Birmingham from 13s. to 8s.

The Industrial Development of Birmingham and the Black Country  1860 1927

This book, first published in 1929, analyses the changes to Birmingham and the Black Country in the nineteenth century. The area underwent quite a transformation: many of the older trades were decaying, while at the same time a number of new manufactures were making a remarkable rapid advance. As a result of this, the industrial structure of the area in the early twentieth century was made up of very different constituents from those of which is was composed sixty years previously. This is an invaluable study of a remarkable industrial transformation that was carried out in a very short space of time.

The Engineer

In plate , plated wares , space of time , and that they should not work a longer time than TRADE - BIRMINGHAM AND WOLVERHAMPTON TRADES -- Messrs . Highway's jewellery , and watches , the exports , of 1857 have not as yet been their ...

The Engineer


The Railway News

THE BIRMINGHAM CANAL NAVIGATIONS . sixty years in enlarging and remodelling the pumping station , ... the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal , beyond Wolverhampton , being the original canal , via Tipton , Smethwick , and Bilston .

The Railway News


House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

Old Wharf , Birmingham , via Wolverhampton to Aldersley Junction with Stafford and Worcester Canal , Spon Lane to Ball's ... Aston Junction to Bordesley Street - Canal Rider's Green to Broadwaters — Tipton and Toll End communication ...

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers


Sessional papers Inventory control record 1

Old Wharf , Birmingham , via Wolverhampton to Aldersley Junction with Stafford and Worcester Canal , Spon Lane to Ball's ... Aston Junction to Bordesley Street - Canal Rider's Green to Broadwaters - Tipton and Toll End communication ...

Sessional papers  Inventory control record 1


Report s of the Royal Commission Appointed to Enquire Into and to Report on the Canals and Inland Navigations of the United Kingdom Returns supplied to and prepared by the Royal commission on canals waterways 1907 Comprising the history the extent the capital of and the traffic and works on the canals and inland navigations of the United Kingdom 1908

Old Wharf , Birmingham , via Wolverhampton to Aldersley Junction with Stafford and Worcester Canal , Spon Lane to Ball's ... Aston Junction to Bordesley Street - Canal Rider's Green to Broadwaters - Tipton and Toll End communication ...

Report s  of the Royal Commission Appointed to Enquire Into and to Report on the Canals and Inland Navigations of the United Kingdom  Returns supplied to and prepared by the Royal commission on canals  waterways 1907  Comprising the history  the extent  the capital of and the traffic and works on the canals and inland navigations of the United Kingdom  1908


Reports of the Royal Commission Appointed to Enquire Into and to Report on the Canals and Inland Navigations of the United Kingdom

I may say about 70 per cent . of the traffic whích passes through that warehouse goes by canal and about 30 per cent . by railway . ... Here is Birmingham and that is going up the three locks at Tipton to get to Wolverhampton . 23194.

Reports of the Royal Commission Appointed to Enquire Into and to Report on the Canals and Inland Navigations of the United Kingdom


Parliamentary Papers

Sedgley - Old bury ( Main ) Road ( Birch StreetBrewery Street ) , in the Tipton Urban District . Surfacing with ragstone grouted with “ Tarvia . ” ( 4,500 square yards ) 1,987 . 17/2/14 . Birmingham - Wolverhampton ( Main ) Road ...

Parliamentary Papers