I include Brian’s own captions with these fascinating photos, and I can’t add much to them, but they are remarkable and I hope they’ll prove a talking point – and a little welcome light relief from the heavy news of the past week or so.
The tug of war is stunning. The clear view through the bridge to Bailey House is interesting – apparently before the tip had reached the canal there, and I don’t remember the concrete fences on the Clayhanger Bridge at all. What a remarkable and fun event – and a well timed shot!
The Holy Trinity School Victorian day is fascinating. I wonder if it was a national thing? Someone must recall those faces…
The Railway Tavern is an interesting shot, and must have been among the first theme pubs. I’ve noted this interesting restaurant before, following a post by Chasewaterstuff – see here. Sadly, the Railway Tavern was lost a long time ago – but many fond memories remain, particularly of discos there.
Cheers to Brian for a great contribution, and his remarkable generosity off spirit, as ever. A true friend of the blog and of the wider Brownhills, Clayhanger and Walsall Wood community. Respect.
If you can add anything to these images, please do: either comment on this post or mail me – BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks.