Just a quick heads up as the great Canal Hunter Andy Tidy has posted some new episodes of a great canal history series on YouTube that I have plugged before about lost local canals – this time covering coal transport from Cannock to various locations near here, via Chasewater, Aldridge and Pelsall.
Andy Tidy is of course the proprietor of the wonderful Jam Butty, a boat selling preserves that will be recognised by anyone attending a local canal event.
The new episodes are a great study of how our still extant canals acted as trunk routes moving coal and freight to the industries that consumed them, and how they linked the lost canals that Andy has told us about in the past.
Andy 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. He’s also covered the Ogley Locks in a fascinating series of videos you can begin to explore here and it continues here.
My congratulations to Andy for a lovely, beautifully produced and informative series of films. I commend you to subscribe.