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Stourbridge canal, by Nick Worthington

Stourbridge canal. Photo by Nick

In pictures: Canals

Nicholas Worthington was British Waterways' canal manager for Birmingham and the Black Country. He carried a digital camera with him...

Nick - middle, bottom row

Nick - middle, bottom row

TAKE A LOOK AT A SMALL SELECTION OF NICK'S PHOTOS. CLICK THE LINK ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE >>

From 2001 to 2004, Nicholas Worthington was British Waterways' canal manager for Birmingham and the Black Country. He looked after the direct labour force that maintained the canals and oversaw projects and events.

While working in the Black Country, he carried a digital camera with him and photographed the canals that run through our region. Over the years he built up a "vast collection" of photographs, "I just took them as I walked the towpath or boated." says Nick.

Cobbs Engine House

Cobbs Engine House

Nick grew up in Rowley Regis. Although his current job as an Operations Auditor for British Waterways takes him all over the UK, the Black Country retains a special place in his affections.

"I took the photos to capture wildlife and other scenes that contrast with such an industrial landscape." he adds. "To show how unique the Black Country canals are, and also to show that beauty is present in the unlikeliest of places."

TAKE A LOOK AT A SMALL SELECTION OF NICK'S PHOTOS. CLICK THE LINK ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE >>

last updated: 17/06/2008 at 14:19
created: 01/06/2005

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KEITH JONES
CAN WE HAVE SOME GOOD SHOTS OF BAILEY'S LANE AND THE CUT FROM WEDNESBURY TO DARLO PLEASE

Jane Flood/ carey
great to see the old black country canals and work on persuading my husband that a return to UK - some day wont be so bleak - now in Mozambique - the capital Maputo - also has great visual delights.

Judy Hall
Very interesting to see our black country canals in pictures.

Mike Hunt
Canal viewing is great!

k@Tú
nice pics !

steve from dudley
your pictures where fantastic of the canals and surrounding areas

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