Following on from the excellent response to my post of last week, featuring the fascinating 1963 aerial photo of Chasewater’s south shore, I’ve decided to post two more of the collection which should provide some interesting talking points for readers.
These images are from Lichfield District Council’s archives, and have been very kindly scanned and supplied by top council officer Gareth Thomas. Again, I can’t thank him for his wonderful act enough. All eight images in the set are fascinating, and there will be more to come.
Interestingly, the image of Chasewater’s northern shores – showing, if I’m honest, a shockingly deserted and mining-scarred north heath – was actually taken the day after the one featured last week, on Monday, 10th June 1963. Nobody appears to be around, although it’s clearly midday, as the only shadows being cast are shallow and to the north.
In contrast, the photo of Ogley Hay and the south-west corner of Hammerwich was taken on the same Sunday as the Southern Chasewater one, which seems to suggest the pilot was sweeping from east to west, or vice versa. It seems to have been taken in the afternoon, and again, contains some great triggers for discussion.
I thank Gareth for his wonderful donation, and please don’t hesitate to have your say; either comment here of BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.