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Monday, October 30, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
The swing bridge is in use and must be swung open to use the lock. A Swing Bridge within a lock was at one time quite common.
The Globe Inn. It was very nearby to this pub that the Great Train Robbery took place when Ronnie Biggs and his crew lifted £2/3 million pounds from a mail train heading into London. Seems a small amount now but back then it was headline news and featured in the news for months.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Saturday, October 14, 2006
I was quite chuffed so many people were looking in, could be i might beat Eastenders in the ratings war. Cheers all.
Friday, October 13, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Shirley drawbridge. The control panel can be seen on the left just short of the bridge. A B.W. key is used to activate the traffic lights and lower the barriers on the road, the button to raise the bridge must be kept pressed in or the bridge will stop lifting. A second button will lower it and raise the road barriers and untill the sequence is complete you cannot remove the key.
Sunday, October 08, 2006
An unusual visitor, the Mandarin duck.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
The Electric tram was recued from a garden in Dudley where it had been used as a summerhouse for 45 yrs. The vintage car is one of several plus motorcycles that are driven around the site adding atmosphere.
The Tilted Cottage had in it`s original location suffered from subsidence due to mining and when it was taken down and re-built at the museum it was exactly as it had stood showing the effect the subsidence had.
This was truly a wonderful day out and after doing the Wolverhampton flight of 21 locks in 5hrs the previouse day it was nice to step ashore and have a relaxing stroll back in time.