Wednesday 29 April 2020

Dudley No2 - Lapal west

Dudley No2 - Lapal West

John Snape 1792 Survey Map

Aerial shot from above Hawne Basin in the 1970's looking towards Lapal Tunnel

Similar view looking straight down to Mucklow Hill in 1963

Hawne Basin used to store Stewart and lloyds tubes

Beyond Hawne 1987 (Robin Webster)

Current limit of Navigation at Hawne

This bridge used to be 100 yards to the south 

Alan T Smith 1970 - DCT Archive

1970 Alan T Smith / DCT Archive

Till it collapsed.....

...and then removed

Mucklow Hill 1991 

North ofHaywood Bridge 1974 - Waletr Somers


 North from Mucklow Hill Bridge, Halesowen, 1973

Heywood Forge 1960 - Alan T Smith

Heywood Wharf - Ruth Collins and Hugh Potter

Between Heywood Wharf and Heywood Bridge 1993 - Alan T Smith

Heywood Bridge (north) BCLM Archive

Heywood Bridge David Morris

Heywood Bridge from the Leasowes side in 1954 - Sid Godfrey

Heywood Bridge  - BCLM Archive

Leasowes 1957 by David Morris

Leasowes Park

Leasowes Park 1954 - T Eggington Worcestershire Archive

Leasowes 1959 - H Ashmore Worcestershire Archive

Lessowes 1954 - T Eggington Worcestershire Archive

Leasowes 1950 (David Morris)

Leasowes Park 1950 - Alan T Smith/ DCT Archive

Pleasure Boats at Leasowes and Mucklow Hill Bridge in1954 - T Eggington Worcestershire Archive

Leasowes 1959 - H Ashmore Worcestershire Archive

Leasowes 1959 (David Morris)

Leasowes 1965 - Rhodes Thomas / DCT Archive

Leasowes 1954 (Sidney Godfrey)

Leasowes Embankment

Foredrove Bridge in 1950 by Alan T Smith

Foredrove Bridge 1950's (Phil Waldren)

Foredrove Bridge by Alan T Smith / DCT Archive

Foredrove Bridge 1950's (Phil Waldren)

1950's (Phil Waldren)

Canal east of Manor Lane in 1967 by Peter Freakley/ DCT Archive

Approaching Manor Lane Source Tony Gregory / BCNS Archive

Manor Way Bridge

Manor Lane Bridge looking south east with Black Horse pub beyond

Manor Way Bridge looking north west - Source Tony Gregory /BCNS Archive

Looking south east under Manor Lane Bridge

Manor Lane Bridge 1901

Source Tony Gregory

Black Horse Pub south of Manor Lane Bridge - David Morris

Manor Lane Bridge looking north west - Source Tony Gregory / BCNS Archive

Manor Lane Bridge being demolished looking south east

Looking back at  Manor Lane Bridge from the south east 

 Manor Way Bridge after destruction  Source Tony Gregory / BCNS Archive

Near Lapal

Leasowes Narrows created when the bridge was blown up in WW2 as a defensive measure - 1951

Narrows near Lapal Tunnel in 1962 DCT Archive
Dudley No2 to west of Lapal Tunnel - 1970 John Whitehouse

Lapal Pumping Engine remains - BCLM Archive

Lapal Pumping Engine Narrows - BCLM Archive

Halesowen to Western Portal of Lapal Tunnel

Western Portal of Lapal Tunnel

Lapal West Portal 1951 (HNBC -  Weaver Collection)

The capped air shaft

1948 - Anne Smith 

Lapal Tunnel western portal 1910 - DCT archive

Lapal Tunnel western portal - DCT Archive

Birmingham Archive

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.

Western Portal 1963 - DCT /H T Bolus

Site of western portal of Lapal Tunnel - DCT Archive

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

Lapal rock fall 1960 - Alan T Smith / DCT Archive

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.