THE CANAL from Carrington Street Bridge, 1885

This very beautiful picture is a proof of what an artist can produce from somewhat unsavoury surroundings, for no one would expect to find in the midst of the dirt and turmoil of the canal bank such beauty and picturesqueness as this view shows.

This section of the Canal, was part of a large scheme of water carriage which occupied the attention of our fore-fathers, and was used to bring coal from Wollaton to the Trent. The picture shows it crossed by a wooden bridge (well-known to earlier generations as a short cut to the old Midland Station) which is now replaced by a modern structure. It was for foot passengers only, and was reached by a short flight of steps at either end and carried an astonishing amount of traffic. In the background will be seen the square tower of Sneinton Church.