Gareth Thomas was good to his word, and rescanned last week’s 1971 images of Clayhanger at a much higher resolution. The fragment below, showing Clayhanger Refuse Tip, or ‘The Spot’ as it was known, can be seen below.
At full size it’s clear to see the drainage arrangement from the canal overflow at Clayhanger Bridge, and also that the overflow, opposite what is now Tesco, fed a small creek heading southwards. Just right of image centre is the ruins of the old Clayhanger pump house.
There’s loads in there to spot – my thanks, as ever, to Gareth for his wonderful acts of generosity and felicity.
There is a full size scan of the image the above fragment came from, scanned at 600 DPI available here. It’s 36 megabytes in size, and will take ages to download – but it’s worth it.