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Most likely happened on the 23rd/24th August 1940. When over 200 german bombers attacked the Fort Dunlop factory.
Mentioned in the below under 'Raids on British cities'
I went to Paget school 86-88 and remember the gap in the housing. There was...
That might be, perfect spot for it, no expert but looks a little small. Just remembered there is another winding hole just past the Tyburn House pub which is only a 1 mile round trip.
Anyone have any ideas about post 152 and what it is?
Well that foot bridge is no longer there. The Holly Lane road bridge 'Brace Factory Bridge' was also rebuilt some time after the workers was ferried by boat. Page 4 of this thread shows a brick bridge, its now concrete.
I have searched why that bridge was named Brace Factory Bridge without...
The canal was used to ferry workers, the only current winding hole is a 4 mile round trip past the Fort Dunlop allowing the boats to make the return trip. While this could have been used, there might have been another.
Tried the search engine without luck, was hoping someone more savvy might...
Does anyone know if there are old canal maps.
There must have been a winding hole in the canal near the Fort Dunlop allowing the barges to turn and change direction. This has now gone and was just curious where it actually was.
Land marker, 'this belongs too' or entrance sign. Is it by the West/East drive entrance?
I'm amazed it's still there when the rest has gone. That concrete and tarmac are newer, so workers have worked around it at some point.
When Spaghetti Junction was being built above the Birmingham & Fazeley canal around 1970, they had to allow horse traffic along the tow path while it was being built. There is a documetary and the chief engineer/architect mentions it in amazement.
If the land was needed for HS2 the government would have just issued a compulsory purchase order. Quiet surprising really the pub is right outside the stations doors, I would have thought they might have knocked it down just to make the space more open.