Edgbaston Reservoir: Its origins and some famous names
We will look at why Thomas Telford was hired by a group of local businessmen to streamline James Brindley’s mainline canal and how the Reservoir was part of that vision. As we walk round we will explain some of the social and economic developments that led to Birmingham’s growth as a city, affecting the life of the Reservoir. We will also touch on the number of famous people who have been drawn to this beautiful location over the years.
There is plenty of parking in side streets. No direct bus service to Reservoir. No 80 from city centre is nearest travelling along Icknield Port Road.
Organised by Friends of Edgbaston Reservoir
Date & TimeMon 11 Sept | 6pm–7pm
LocationMeet by the Lodge at the main entrance via Reservoir Road. B16 9EE
Booking not required
The route is fully wheelchair accessible, but there is a steep slope from the lodge down to the reservoir foot path.