It seems I’ve found a sister map sheet to the one I featured a month ago in the article about the Salvation Army Hall – this one seems of the same kind of date, and covers Clayhager, most of what is now Clayhanger Common and Shire Oak. The two sheets align so well that I’m not convinced they weren’t one the same sheet, torn in half.
Interestingly, this map shows a partially built Shire Oak School (note the broken drafting there), but is also shows all the detail of Walsall Wood Colliery and the pump house on The Spot. It charts the progression of spoil tipping from the colliery at the back of the big house in Clayhanger, and over the road. Note also the huge amount of open water.
I have, of course, made it into a Google Earth Overlay, too. It can be downloaded from the link below, which is hosted at Box. For instructions on how to use it, see this post here. This is a large file and will take a while to download.
There’s some really interesting stuff on here, and I look forward to seeing what you lot can spot.
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