Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Dudley No2 - Lapal west

Dudley No2 - Lapal West





John Snape 1792 Survey Map







Southern portal of tunnel


Leggers emerging from Gosty Hill Tunnel


Stewarts and Lloyds tube works



Hawne Basin 1987



Since rebuilt as Burton Bridge, entrance to Hawne Basin










Hawne Basin Transhipment Interchange


1966









1966




Hawne 1987 (Robin Webster)

Current limit of Navigation at Hawne

This bridge used to be 100 yards to the south 

Till it collapsed.....

...and then removed


Coombs Wood Colliery, near Hawne Basin


The last pit pony led from Coombs Wood Colliery

Mucklow Hill 1991 

1991

Leasowes Park


Leasowes 1960's

Leasowes 1954 (Sidney Godfrey)

Foredrove Bridge 1950's (Phil Waldren)

Foredrove Bridge 1950's (Phil Waldren)

1950's (Phil Waldren)


Manor Way Bridge




Manor Lane Bridge 1901


Manor Lane Bridge

Manor Lane Bridge being destroyed in 1963

Approaching Manor Bridge



Near Lapal




Mucklow Hill

Dudley No2 to west of Lapal Tunnel - 1970 John Whitehouse

Heywood Bridge 1954 (Sid Godfrey)

Mucklow Hill 1991

Mucklow Hill 1991






Halesowen to Western Portal of Lapal Tunnel







Western Portal of Lapal Tunnel

Lapal West Portal 1951 (HNBC -  Weaver Collection)


Same location now (compare tree)








Lapal canal navigation house at the Lapal tunnel entrance. Mark Bryan's great grandad Leonard James is the baby with his Mother and Father Enos and Sarah James in 1901.





From above the tunnel portal 1957













Collapse in Lapal Tunnel
the last entrance by Andrew and Edwin Fasham in 1961 before the portal was filled in.


The above photos have been assembled from various sources, including those freely found on the internet. My thanks go to the many photographers alive and dead who have contributed to this collection and in so doing, are keeping the memory of these lost canals alive. These images are reproduced for ease of research are are not necessarily the property of this blog, and as such should not be used for commercial gain without the explicit permission of the owner (whoever that may be).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The tunnel collapse photo taken by Andrew and Edwin Fasham. Entrance to the tunnel from the western end, reportedly the last entry into the tunnel before the portal was filled in.