Just a quick heads up as the great Canal Hunter Andy Tidy posted two new episodes of a great canal history series on YouTube that I have plugged before about lost local canals – episodes 3 and 4 of Ogley Locks, covering Wall to Lichfield and Sandfields Pumping Station.
Andy Tidy is of course the proprietor of the Jam Butty, a boat selling preserves that will be recognised by anyone attending a local canal event.
The new episodes are a further exploration of 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 through the whole 30 locks 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.