I’m pleased and delighted to have been contacted once more by top local photographer and friend of the blog Peter Booth, who this time has sent me some images of Chasewater – some taken from the ‘lighthouse’ structure on the old pier in what I believe to be one of the harsh winters of the early 1980s.
This gives the images an ethereal ‘drone’ effect that I’ve not seen in other images of the period.
Peter Booth is a remarkable photographer with a genuine talent and has previously supplied black and white galleries of Brownhills, and also one in full colour. A few months ago, Peter also sent in a stunning set of a late 1970s Brownhills carnival, and he Urbexed the derelict Chasewater stadium before it was demolished.
It’s worth remembering that Peter here was working with conventional film, not digital.
I Saw the bits and pieces you’ve been putting on the blog and social media recently about Chasewater and came across these old black and white pics I took many years ago of Chasewater in the winter.
I think these were taken late 70s or early 80s… It looks like it was a pretty severe winter with the lake frozen over.
Happy new year
Regards Peter Booth.
Well, happy new year to you Peter and what a wonderful set of images! There is one, however that is puzzling me – the one below:
I’m trying and failing to work out where this image is at Chasewater. I’m sure thatou’s Chasetown Comprehensive in the background, so is this the old Paviours Road and access to the sailing club from before the bypass came through?
If so, what’s the brick hut and does it still exist today?
Again, my thanks and gratitude to Peter, it’s a pleasure and an honour to feature material of this quality here.
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