Wednesday 29 April 2020

Bentley Canal - Eastern

Bentley Canal - Eastern end

Stringers Lane Bridge 1952 Revision Point Survey Wolverhampton Archive

South to Lock 9 in 1965 - Ian Husslebee

Drawing of Lock 9 at Sandbeds by H.J. Starkey 

Lock 9 (Clement Grosvenor photo from the 1960's)

Lock 9 - 1965 Ian Husslebee

Lock 9  from Lock 10 1956 (HNBC P Weaver)

Colourised version of the above

Lock 10 and Cottage 1963 - Ian Huselbee

Cottage at Lock 10 Ian Husselbee

 Looking north at lock 10 Ian Huselbee 1963

Lock No 10 1965 - Arthur Mitchell Jones

Lock 10 and cottage - Laurence Hogg slide collection

Lock 10 - Laurence Hogg

A similar perspective from the 1980's (now overgrown)

Looking south from Lock 10 to Clarkes Lane Bridge

Clarkes Lane Bridge
Clarke's Lane Bridge

Clarkes Lane 1952

Clarkes Lane lock cottage by John Williams 1972 - Justin Burrows

North up the Bentley Branch 1946

Locks at Sand Beds

Farm Bridge - Justin Burrows

Site of Farm Bridge, probably looking west (Bob May)

County Bridge Ian Husselbee

Looking West to County Bridge pre 1962 - Justin Burrows

Site of County Bridge looking west 1986 after culverting

Country Bridge - Laurence Hogg

Site of County Bridge looking east 1986

Hopyards Bridge

Hopyards Bridge

Hopyards Bridge

Hopyards Bridge

Sand Beds to Anson Branch

Farm Bridge

Farm Bridge

Farm Bridge

Site of Farm Bridge

Near County Bridge by Steve King

Bentley Culvert from County Bridge - Ian Husselbee

Site of County Bridge

South from County Bridge

Under todays allotments

Bentley Junction

Junction of Bentley and Anson Branch Canals April 1984

Bentley Junction pipe bridge 1979

Electra winding 1971

Bentley Junction 1960 Frank Haddock

Bentley Branch 1974 (Hugh Potter)

Weaver Collection

Bentley Canal Junction on Anson Branch - (HNBC Philip Weaver)

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).

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