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

Hawne Basin

Hawne Basin

Since rebuilt as Burton Bridge, entrance to Hawne Basin

Hawne Basin Transhipment Interchange



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 


Heywood Wharf - Ruth Collins and Hugh Potter

Leasowes Park

Leasowes 1950 (David Morris)

Leasowes 1959 (David Morris)

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

Haywood Bridge by David Morris

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)

The capped air shaft

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

The lock beam 300 yards on from the Eastern Portal - Edwin Fasham

The full collapse 1/3 mile in from the East

Edwin Fasham crossing the partial collapse in 1961

Collapse in Lapal Tunnel
the last entrance by Andrew and Edwin Fasham in 1961 before the eastern 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.