Ball's Bridge on the Birmingham and Fazeley Canall near Hopwas

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Comments (10)

Roger Adkins on October 6, 2009

Hi Pete is this chap a frend of yours?or is it you? Best Wishes Roger.

pedrocut on October 7, 2009

Hi Roger

The old chap is a friend of mine and we have walked 2081 miles together; this is a lot more than with the wife. He carries a small pack and the map, and I carry the kitchen sink and the camera!

He is not too well at the moment so we have not been out for over a year.

All the best Peter

Roger Adkins on October 8, 2009

hi PETE sorry to hear your frend isn,t well lets hope he recovers soon.ive just uploaded a new film to you tube with some pictures from Birmingham city centre on you tube just type rogeradkins08 in the search bar on YOUTUBE to view my films let me know what you think.Best Wishes Roger.

pedrocut on October 8, 2009

Hi Roger

The only film I can find is "Ray at the Riddings", can't seem to locate the others.

We passed The Riddings in November 2006. We had started from Polesworth and down the Coventry Canal and over to Baddersley Ensor. I now remember that we went to have a look at the Pools and it brought back memmories of our fishing days; looked a great place to fish. And now I know how it fishes!

We did not fish many lakes or pools, mainly river fishing, but as I have said we fished Walcott Lakes. The only other one I remember was Uckinghall Pool (?). I will ask my mucker tonight as we are out for a curry if we fished any other, and will show him Ray on my IPhone!

Ah now I remember Edgebaston Reservoir and Salford Park, and when I was young I fished down the road in Brookvale Park.

All the best Peter

Roger Adkins on October 9, 2009

hi pete when you type rogeradkins08 in the search bar on youtube it should bring up my 12 films the ray one at the top followed by the deidre barlow then tamworth,warwick,tour of devon.i dont know how to add links on here or i could send you the link.ill look in to it today and catch up with you later.Best Wishes Roger

pedrocut on October 9, 2009

Hi Roger

I have found them now and will have a look, suspect finger trouble!

To add a link on Panoramio, for example your Birmingham video…

Put square brackets around the words like this…

[link to Birmingham video]

And when you have the link put normal brackets round it like this…


You then put them together, making sure there are no spaces (sometimes a space is inserted before the http) and when it uploads the brackets and the link disappear and leave the writing in blue. When you click on the blue it should bring you to the link.

Link to Birmingham video

Let me know if this is not clear enough, all the best Peter

Roger Adkins on October 9, 2009

thank you i followed your instruction and done it the link is on there now.thank you very much for your help.Have a great week end ive a match at Cliveland Street just off Newtown row looks like its going to be nice catch you soon.Best Wishes Roger.

pedrocut on October 9, 2009


Don't forget to take a picture of the Barton Arms, I believe it is a listed building and hope it still sells ale!

Best of luck Peter

Roger Adkins on October 10, 2009

I was in The Barton Arms about 6weeks ago went with a mate of mine hes mad on real ale and we popped in for a swift half!!!!!Best Wishes Roger

pedrocut on October 10, 2009

Hi Roger

Your mucker has good taste, and it shows how old you are when you remember all pubs sold real ale!

I have looked at the Bham ytube and its good. Also the Tamworth, but it goes round too fast for my vertigo! Will try the slow one.

We walked from Hopwas along the river to Tamworth, and I noticed the river was very clear. I had been nearby many years before and seem to remember that it was much dirtier then.

Best wishes Pedro

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 17, 2009
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500
    • Taken on 2006/02/09 14:36:12
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 12.88mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash