Saturday 29 October 2022

 Walsall Locks and Basin

For all their lack of traffic, the canals of Walsall have never been abandoned. However, the area has a rich canal heritage which has been lost and I thought a page devoted to archive images of the town's locks and basin would let me keep track of them and build a library.

Walsall Locks from above

Worseys Basin at Pratts Bridge 1955 - Stan Heaton

Worseys Basin 1955 - Stan Heaton

Worsey's Dock 1955 -Stan Heaton

Fire at Pratts Mill

Approaching Birchills

Birchills Power Station 1955 - Stan Heaton

Birchills Basin - Ian Huselbee

Near Birchills - Ian Huselbee

Birchills - Ian Huselbee

Keays Yard above the Locks in the 1970's

Caggy Stevens negotiates the Walsall Locks in the 1970's using horse power

Walsall Town Arm Junction in 1974 - Jack Haddock

Walsall Boat Rally in the 1970's

Leaving Town Locks Walsall

Town Arm, Walsall 1968

End of Town Arm

Stan Heaton view of the end of the Walsall Basin

Basin off Town Arm, Walsall

An unusual view of the Darlaston Aqueduct, just south of Walsall

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).