Tame Valley Canal passing under M6 Motorway

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pedrocut on February 20, 2009

The Tame Valley Canal was opened in 1844 and runs from Tame Valley Junction with the Walsall Canal to join the B'ham and Fazeley Canal at Spaghetti Junction.

Amelia Royan on February 24, 2009

You are even making the West Midlands look great Peter. Beautiful photo, great reflections, and gold star material :)

Greetings, Amelia

pedrocut on February 24, 2009

Well Amelia,

This used to be a nice area until they plonked the M6 above it, and about half a mile behind the biggest interchange of motorways in Europe, Spaghetti Junction.

We used to hear the sparrows chirp in the gardens, but then they began to cough like the rest of us, and have now completely disappeared.

Regards Peter

Amelia Royan on February 24, 2009

My parents lived, for a very short time, in Oldbury, and I used to love walking along the canals with Dad, but they were badly polluted in the late 60s. I think they are a lot cleaner now. But I'm sorry about the sparrows :(

Regards, Amelia

Diggory Venn on September 15, 2011

Hi Peter! I think M6 is the main road of Birmingham?

pedrocut on September 18, 2011

Hi Diggory

The M6 is a Motorway that runs from near Rugby, through Birmingham, and on up the country to near the Scottish Border (about 370Km)

All the best Peter

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  • Uploaded on February 19, 2009
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500
    • Taken on 2005/01/13 11:02:13
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 7.41mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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