Living next door to the Grove – what do you know?

Last year I featured a very popular set of images from a place I genuinely didn’t realise still existed: The Grove Colliery, the remnants of which – the house and offices situated just off Lime Lane, between Pelsall, Brownhills, Norton and Great Wyrley – were documented by old pal of the blog Simon Swain and drone wizard Steve Martin also captured the site from the air.

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The Grove Colliery – remembering a lost pit

Last year I featured a very popular set of images from a place I genuinely didn’t realise still existed: The Grove Colliery, the remnants of which – the house and offices situated just off Lime Lane, between Pelsall, Brownhills, Norton and Great Wyrley – were documented by old pal off the blog Simon Swain and posted here as a gallery I include below.

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Looking down on a lost line

Good to my word, and thanks to the generosity of drone-pilot extraordinaire Steve Martin, I can share with readers today the results of a wonderful photographic flight Steve made last weekend over Pelsall North Common and the Cannock Extension Canal arm, which is now truncated at the A5 near Norton Canes.

[caption id="attachment_32686" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Image kindly shared by Steve Martin. Image kindly shared by Steve Martin.[/caption]
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An uncommon flight over Chasewater and Brownhills

Drone whizz, top photographer and former Brownhills lad Steve Martin has been kind enough once more to send me not one, but two batches of images this weekend of familiar places around the local area, photographed from an aerial point of view – this first, above, features some great shots of Chasewater, Brownhills Common and Birch Coppice.

image kindly shared by Steve Martin.

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