Following some interesting comment last week about Walsall’s old railway station, I thought I’d feature it this week. For those too young to recall, it was a handsome building with a huge, airy, circular booking hall and grandiose glass and wrought iron canopy on Park Street. It stood where Marks & Spencer does today, and was obliterated to make way for the brave new retail world of The Saddlers Centre, and it’s modernist, dingy afterthought of a rail station we now suffer.
I believe the canopy was saved for a time, but ended up abandoned and rotting somewhere in the Arboretum – why or who by I have no idea, but it’s symbolic of Walsall’s civic attitude to architecture and heritage: it’s clearly all evil and must me decimated.
I thank all the photographers featured here – please click through their images and peruse their galleries on Flickr. Without them we’d have little record of what was lost forever.