Brierley Hill, Delph Locks c.1965

Neg. B355004

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The reasoning behind the construction of the Dudley and Stourbridge Canals was for the transportation of coal from pits around Dudley to the glass works at Stourbridge, and for the export of coals and glass to other areas by means of a junction with the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal at Stourton. The Main Line of the Stourbridge Canal swung south and then east around Brierley Hill to meet up with the Dudley Canal at Black Delph Locks.The Dudley Canal passed through Round Oak Steel Works and continued on to join up with the Birmingham Canal via Netherton Tunnel.

Memories of Brierley Hill

Back A Bit To Silver End

I suppose I'm cheating but I can go back a good way further than the 1900s because my memories are mainly my mother's and she was born in 1904 and lived in South Street. She used to share her memories with me like playing tin can lurky at the bottom of the Baptist chapel wall opposite her house. Her father was ...Read full memory

Coming Back Home

I came back to brierley bonk in 1966, complete with surfboard, after leaving BH in 1961 ,with my parents for Australia, to start a new life ?,well when i got back the place haden't really changed, Except me.I had left behind golden beaches and fantastic surf,But it was the revolution of the 60's, so i was going to get ...Read full memory

Chattin And Hortin

I remember being a regular visitor to this shop in the 1940's and 50's with my grandmother buying material, ribbons and clothes. Like all the other children I was fascinated by the pneumatic tube system for conveying the paperwork and money to and from the office, in later years my school uniform was bought here. ...Read full memory

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Brierley Hill Town

The bike shop in Moor Street next to the central chip shop was Wilkinson's, also sold guns and fishing gear, got my maggots there for fishing in the nine locks, Pat Collins fair on the bank by Brierley Hill alliance football ground opposite the baths before they were built,I remember the baths being built also the ...Read full memory

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