Close to the wall – but where?

A quick mystery for a Saturday: This image was found in the whole wedge of stuff generously donated to the blog by Sir Gerald of Reece recently, and the young David Evans is very puzzled by it.

I’ll be honest, I’m 50% sure where it is, but I’m not going to say anything as I don’t wish to lead the witnesses, Your Honour. If it’s where I think it is, this place has gone, but was very notable in Brownhills.

So, what do you think?

Once a local landmark, I think. An intriguing image supplied very generously by Gerald Reece.

If you recognise anything about the place in this photo, please do get in touch: You can comment here, mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com or tug my sleeve on social media.

The donor of this remarkable image, Gerald Reece is of course a talented and superlative local historian, indeed now resident in Devon, who wrote the seminal work ‘Brownhills – A walk into history’ upon which this blog stands.

Thanks to Gerald for his generous donations – he is a real gentleman and it’s on his shoulders as the foremost historian of Brownhills that this blog stands.

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9 Responses to Close to the wall – but where?

  1. a wild guess josiah lanes chemical works tar distilerry

  2. on second thoughts is it the coke oven at silver srteet gas works or barnets foundery ha HA

  3. Patrick Hall says:

    i barely remember the gas works but played on the coal and coke bunkers in the yard nr the gasometer and cant remember seeing them there

  4. Ann Lloyd says:

    Is this the Swan Works, of the potters clay and coal?

  5. Rob Crowe says:

    Superalloys mebe ?

  6. Steve Cawley says:

    Think I remember this from a previous post of the stack being demolished at superalloys on the chemical bridge

  7. Roger Faulkner says:

    These look like kilns is it possibly Aldridge Brick and Tile Works Brickyard Rd My dad was a driver for this company for many years.

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