I’m going to share here an absolutely astounding image donated by Brownhills Local History researcher in exile Gerald Reece, which is sure to create some debate. I’m going to be brief, as I feel it’s best.
When it was demolished has been the subject of much debate. Yesterday, Gerald Reece sent me the following image he found in his collection, which he thinks (and I’m inclined to agree) is from the mid-1960s.
The key to the age of the photo is the fence panels, right, and the date of the housing next to the canal here – I’d say those panels are fairly modern. I have only gone as far as the 1951 1:25,000 map so far, but no houses marked there then.
If you look carefully, you can just see scaffold around the top of the tower.
I’ll just leave this here, for y’all to chew over…