Arm off theTame Valley Canal near M6 Motorway

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Comments (8)

Roger Adkins on May 22, 2009

hi pedrocut fantasic set of pictures.well done

pedrocut on May 23, 2009

Thanks Roger

I am now off on a nostalgic journey along your canals!

Best Wishes Peter

Roger Adkins on May 27, 2009

i know this bay really well my fishing club runs that bit of the canal there are a lot of carp in that bay take sunglasses with you and you will see them.hope you enjoyed your journey and had a great day.good luck peter

pedrocut on May 28, 2009

Thanks Roger

Funny you should mention the fish! Could be 50 years ago that I caught a big roach on the far side at sunset with a bit of cheese!

In those days the incinerator was there and the giant rats used to come out at night; the workers used to shoot them with air guns, and so we did not hang about too long.

I also remember the small wild cats that used to chase the rats!

Best Wishes Peter

Roger Adkins on May 29, 2009

i didn,t know there was a incinerator there.i started my working life as a apprentice at the gec electric ave and at dinner time we used to go shooting on the canal.the good old days.all the best Roger

pedrocut on May 29, 2009


My mother, who is 91, worked at the GEC before the war!

Best Wishes Peter

Roger Adkins on May 29, 2009

it was a fantasic company to work for the kids nowadays would not hack the things we had to do there i used to work 8.00 till 4.30 monday to friday and saturday 8.00 till 1.00 for a grand total of £22.60 a week.(that was before tax)when it closed i finised my appentaship at parkinson cowan stectford.have a nice weekend roger

Kenny Wharton on August 29, 2011

Pretty grim!

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Photo taken in Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

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  • Uploaded on February 20, 2009
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500
    • Taken on 2005/01/13 11:03:32
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    • F/Stop: f/2.800
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