I sometimes come across something which stirs the inquisitive part of me.
Last weekend I spent the Saturday in the BCNS meeting room which also doubles as a a small museum containing canal artifacts donated by members. One objects (actually there are two examples) are BCN signs where the metal has laminated to an extraordinary extent.
But its not the construction which caught my eye but rather the inclusion of a star in the cut out design. It could be decorative, but I bet it has some significance.
Does anyone have any ideas what this means? - I have never seen it on any later signs.
I suppose it could be the star of David - but did the BCN have any Jewish connections?
And then taking this line of thought a bit further.... What do we know about The BCN Company itself? We know heaps about the canals they built, but what about the personality of the organisation who owned the infrastructure which held the West Midlands together and was the catalyst for its growth and prosperity.
Liking to view things from a commercial perspective I want to know more but am unsure where to look, and cant find any books on the subject. Any ideas?