It's not every day that I come across an old photo of something completely new to me on the BCN.
Trawling through Hugh Potter's black and white images from the 1970's, I chanced (pun intended) upon two photos of a basin hidden behind an ancient guillotine gate, a basin I have never seen recorded elsewhere.
The narrative tells me it is a basin which went into Chance's glassworks in Smethwick and with a bit of help from Paul Balmer, this is its location:
Here are the two photos which capture the relic in March 1975:
The red arrow is the shed before the roof was removed and the green arrow is the entrance.
For a contemporary context, the entrance used to be on the Smethwick side of Stewards Aqueduct and looks like this:
My thanks to Paul for his assistance in accurately placing these archive photos.