Circling the drain

I’ve long held an interest in why Clayhanger village stopped flooding. This may seem like an odd preoccupation, but please bear with me. For decades the small, low lying settlement west of Brownhills was regularly left awash to some depth after heavy storms. Even after installation of a large pump and land drain a century…

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Spot the difference

This is a bit of an epic past pictures post this week, all about Clayhanger Common, locally known as the spot. I wrote an extensive article about the history of this open space some time ago, and now, I’m interested in some of the engineering changes that made Clayhanger a better place to live in…

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