While we’re in an inquisitive mood…

I found this image on Tumblr the other day. I don’t recognise it as Walsall. Is it? If so, where? I don’t recognise the oblique junction at all.

Further, why are people taking perfectly smart historical images, and vandalising them with crap typography?

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Don’t recognise the bridge, basin or wide open space. Pelsall, perhaps? Click for a larger version.

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4 Responses to While we’re in an inquisitive mood…

  1. ziksby says:

    Bob,
    Take a look behind Whitalls Wines on the Darlaston Road
    Roger

  2. Fred B Lycett says:

    James Bridge copper works 1928 airial photograph, the basin is now mostly filled and formed the cooling water supply

  3. Cheers, lads, you’re quite right, of course.
    I had no idea, and couldn’t get Pelsall out of my mind.
    Once Fred mentioned 1928, I headed for the Aerofilms archive, and…
    http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/download/EPW021005
    Some great explanatory notes, and no horrid typography!

    Happy new year, lads
    Bob

  4. Great! If this is a postcard, I would love to read what greeting or news is on the reverse side.

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