The ongoing thread over Ogley Locks and Warehouse Bridge over the old line at Barracks Lane continues – and I’ve had a fabulous donation from Paul Anslow (no, not that one) who lives in Sydney, Australia but originally came from Lichfield.
Paul sent me the above wonderful picture, and said the following:
I noticed a photo in your Pound Signs post, of Ogley Locks, Whitsun 1958.
I have a photo of my mother taken around 1952 sitting on a bridge railing that looks similar, see attached.
Originally from Lichfield England.
Thanks, Paul that’s wonderful. those would be the hills of Hammerwich beyond, I think, and if I’m not mistaken in the archive photo that’s the church on the skyline? I guess that would be behind Margaret in the picture above.
Thanks for a fine donation, Paul. Are you related to the other notable Anslow chaps of the parish perhaps?
The lost canal featured here is now referred to as the Lichfield Canal and is being restored as part of the Lichfield and Hatherton project, carried out by dedicated enthusiasts.
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