Friday, 24 November 2017

Fradley Junction

Fradley Junction in Staffordshire is where the Coventry Canal and Trent & Mersey Canals meet. The junction, which was opened in 1790, was an important one for canal trade due to the Trent & Mersey's strategic links with two major rivers and also with the Coventry Canal offering access to the Thames via the Oxford Canal. Nowadays the importance of the junction is for leisure users of the canals. A nature reserve is adjacent to the junction.