Whilst mooching through the aerial photography so kindly supplied by Gareth Thomas of Lichfield District Council, today I spotted something I should have twigged before. The whole question of Silver Court and it’s extension was under our noses the whole time.
This comes from this larger image, which will be of interest to students of Clayhanger and its flooding. Note by now, Walsall Wood Colliery was using the old mineral line as a roadway to access The Spot and the rear of Jones’ Pool for spreading spoil. I think this was part of the wind-down of the pit.
At the same time, quiz dynamo Tony Jakeman asked me on Facebook if I could overlay the old Chasewater imagery from the 1976 series onto the modern landscape. Challenge accepted.
There is some distortion in the area around Anglesey Basin I can’t correct: like many transparencies do, I suspect this one has distorted a little in storage.
Naturally, I’ve made a downloadable Google Earth overlay for the above, which you can play with at your leisure. For instructions how to use it, see this post.
It’s amazing what a casual conversation on Facebook can make you remember…