I note there’s a wonderful video clip been posted by the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust who as regular readers will know, are reconstructing the canal between Brownhills and Lichfield.
The video is a great aerial fly-trough and is full annotated, made with the most up to date Google Earth imagery and will be a revelation for anyone interested in, but not quite sure of the route of this lost canal.
You can see the film below – it’s really rather excellent.
At the moment, this entirely volunteer-driven project have teams currently beavering away on the route of the lost line between Barracks Lane, Ogley Hay and The Boat pub, on the Lichfield Road at Summerhill, opening the route for walkers, but also at Gallows Wharf, Fosseway near Wall and at other spots along the route.
The Trust have already put in years of work restoring the lost line and it’s features like Borrowcop Locks, and it has been no small undertaking.
If you want to find out how you can help the Trust, check out their website here or their Facebook page here – they are a top bunch of people and really are getting there with this vital and wonderfully historic project.
If you spot anything on the film or have any questions, please do comment here, mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com or give me a shout on social media.