Here’s a fine thing indeed from reader Tony Martin. Tony, you’ll remember, has made great contributions to the blog before on the subject of busses and other stuff, and he also unearthed the stunning Walsall Power Station open day pamphlet a few weeks ago.
Tony sent me the following as three images last week and I have to say, they’re fascinating. I love town planning stuff and civic models, and it’s interesting to see how different this projection is from what actually happened. I stitched the wide image together from two scans, so apologies of the blurs on the join.
Out of your zone, but there is life beyond the M6!
The same clean out that produced the Power Station leaflet, brought up this leaflet that was produced by Darlaston UDC c1962.
It planned the wholesale demolition of the town centre and while some of this happened, the plan never came to fruition,
What a wonderful thing, clearly the product of a more open, optimistic era, and huge thanks to Tony for taking the time to scan and share it.
Talking of such things, I’m still after a copy of the ‘Blue Book’ – the late 70s Unitary Development Plan sent to every house in Aldridge and Brownhills, that was somewhat controversial in the day.
If anyone knows of a copy, please do give me a shout, it would be lovely to have it available for posterity.