Back last Sunday I featured an image supplied by reader Tony Martin of a Wolverhampton canal wharf taken, it’s thought, in the early 1960s. At the time, not being well acquainted with the area, I couldn’t place it. Tony said at the time that the site had been since changed beyond recognition by the Ring Road, but I had no idea just how much.
Tony yesterday sent the following photo taken this week. I think this nails it.
Thanks to Tony, I’d never have worked it out otherwise…
Wolverhampton Ring Road. Spot the canal – it’s beyond the brick wall on the right. Look at the low metal building and older buildings behind. Note the iron bridge just visible. Image kindly supplied by Tony Martin.
Tony’s old photo – he’s quite right, the Ring Road obliterated the coal yard. Note the metal building and what would become the Canal Club on the right, and the ever present Iron Bridge. Remarkable – and yes, I’ve cycled that stretch loads. Image courtesy Tony Martin.
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