Just a quick heads up to a great couple of new episodes of a great canal history series on YouTube that I have plunged before by a man very familiar to local canal fans: Andy Tidy, proprietor of the Jam Butty, a boat selling preserves that will be recognised by anyone attending a local canal event.
The new episodes are on the lost Ogley Locks, a flight on the Wyrley and Essington from Ogley Junction (near Grasmere Gardens in Brownhills) down to Lichfield – a huge flight on a section of canal closed in 1954, and currently being restored by the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust.
Ogley Locks used a huge amount of water for every boat passage – I believe Ogley flight accounted for 19 of the locks on the whole 30 on what is now referred to as the Lichfield Canal, from Ogley Junction to Huddlesford Junction.
Andy Tidy has created a wonderful series that I adore, and You can subscribe here – there are already a lot of great episodes, including one on the lost Slough Arm in Brownhills and all about the Black Cock Bridge which I featured previously here.
My congratulations to Andy for a lovely, beautifully produced and informative series of films. I commend you to subscribe.