Took me a while, this one: Home Farm at Sanhills/Catshill. Looking along the canal towards Shire Oak. Chester Road runs horizontally across the image.
Walsall Wood with High Street on the left, vertical looking towards Shire Oak
The Lichfield Road near ‘The Chemical’ – the old Crabtree works is just left of centre.
Looking from the south over Snubbers Green to Walsall Wood.
Countryside around the canal at Summerhill, between the Walsall Road and A5.
Anglesey basin and wharf, with Chasewater Dam top left.
StubbersGreen – note the Tuileries, central.
Chasewater and the south shore.
The White Horse road estate and Chasewater south shore and dam.
A quick post here I’ve been meaning to do for ages. I discovered through the young David Evans a while pack a surprisingly diverse archive of aerial images, many of which are local.
Unlike the Britain from the Air archive, they’re still a bit low res, but the service is still growing. Tap any image for a larger version.
For a talking point on a dull Sunday afternoon, here is a random sample of images gathered. They all date from 1955-1965 and show our area undergoing great change.
I’ll give more detail in a subsequent post, but feel free to browse the gallery.
Spot anything? Give me a shout – comment here, tug my coat on social media or mail me on BrownhillsBoab at Googlemail dot com.
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