Willenhall History Society

holly bank canal wharfTransport

Holly Bank Canal basin in Short Heath.

In 1841 the Birmingham Canal Navigation constructed a mineral railway line in order to convey coal from the many colieries in the area either to the Coltham Basin to complete its journey by canal or to the land sale wharf where it was collected by the local coal merchants for local delivery.

The line closed about 1969 following the closure of Hilton Main Colliery but the canal basin still remains.