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Brewood Wharf

Brewood Wharf stands on the Shropshire Union Canal, designed by Thomas Telford and opened in March 1835.

Bridge at Hazlehurst Junction, near Endon

This bridge takes the towpath for the Leek branch over the main branch of the Caldon Canal at Hazlehurst Junction. It consists of an iron arch between stone abutments and was built in 1842.

Bridge on the Caldon Canal, Hazelhurst

Canal bridge on the Hazelhurst Aquaduct which takes the Leek Branch over the main Caldon Canal. The Caldon Canal was engineered by James Brindley and opened in 1777 as far as Froghall Wharf.

Broad-leaved Pondweed or potamogeton natans

Broad-leaved Pondweed is a perennial of ponds, lakes, rivers, canals and other areas of shallow water. Flowering between May and September, its stem can grow up to 1m in length. This example was ...

Broom, or Cytisus scoparius ssp. scoparius

This shrub inhabits heathy places, gravel pits and railway embankments. Flowering between May and June, it can grow up to 2 metres in height. This example was found growing at Oakamoor in Staffordshire, ...

Bugle or Ajuga reptans

Bugle is a common perennial of damp woods and meadows. It spreads by means of creeping, rooting stems. Flowering between May and July, it can grow to a height of 30cm. This example was found growing ...

Bulrush or typha latifolia

Bulrush is a perennial of reed swamps around lakes and ponds. It s also known as Great Reedmace. Flowering between June and July, it can grow to a height of 2.5m. This example was found growing ...

Burslem and Longport

A hand-coloured engraving Engraving taken from "The Land We Live In - A Pictorial Historical and Literary Sketch-book of the British Islands", published by William S. Orr & Co, London, 1850. Engraved ...

Butterbur or Petasites hybridus

Butterbur is a perennial that forms in patches around wet places, especially riversides. This plant is abundant in Manifold Valley. Its flowers develop before its leaves. Flowering between March and ...

Caldon Canal near Lichfield Street, Stoke-on-Trent

This picture shows the Caldon Canal running past a pottery factory near Lichfield Street in Stoke-on-Trent. Canals were a very important means of transporting raw materials and finished ceramic products: ...

Caldon Canal, Consall

A view of the River Churnet where the Caldon Canal (left) separates from the River Churnet (on the right). Beyond can be seen the bridge which carries the Churnet Valley Railway over the canal, and in ...

Caldon Canal, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent

This narrow boat on the Caldon Canal near Etruria would have been used to transport coal. The canal system in the Potteries was once the main source of transport for large quantities of heavy goods. By ...

Caldon Canal, near Consall

A wooden drawbridge on the Caldon Canal , between Cheddleton and Consall. The Caldon Canal was engineered by James Brindley and opened in 1777 as far as Froghall Wharf.

Caldon Canal, near Lichfield Street, Stoke-on-Trent

A potbank alongside the Caldon Canal.

Canal and Locks, Great Haywood

The lock on the Trent and Mersey Canal by Trent Lane in Great Haywood, with the lock keeper's cottage on the right. This was later (until 2017) the Lock House Restaurant and Tea Rooms. Postcard publisher ...

Canal and railway, South Basin, Hednesford

Working narrow boats with railway rolling stock in the background. The Hednesford Basin was sited at the end of the Cannock extension to the Birmingham Canal Navigations and served the nearby collieries, ...

Canal and River Sow, Milford

The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal near Milford at the point where it crosses the River Sow via an aqueduct. A 'Teesee' postcard published by E.J. Garside, Rock House, Milford.

Canal at Great Haywood. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape with a view of the Trent & Mersey Canal at Great Haywood, Staffordshire.