I watched these flats being built and I saw them knocked down. Built in the early 1960s and knocked down in in 2004. They had new windows fitted shortly before they were flattened.
I think that this photo was taken in the 1970s
might be a bit later than the 70's George?
There was a deep gully that ran the length of the towpath from the green bridge (market end) down to the catshill bridge it was filled with a yellow spiky Berberis Evergreen type hedge if i remember correctly & the linnets loved it!
Great stuff !!
When did the Tip close? It was taken just as they were covering the tip with earth. The trouble with memory is that unless you can pinpoint it to a date you know for certain you can be way out.
A photo taken the same time shows Hillards,so that should give some indication.
It would be about 85-86. I'd say it was contemporary with the Hillards one, definitely - on the left is the second new market trader parking compound (the first was too small, and they expanded it) built when the new marketplace went it.
DJ is quite correct about the gully and hedge. Remember the telegraph pole leaning at a fearsome angle in the water by Catshill bridge?
No sorry I cannot remember the telegraph pole, but I was very busy at that time
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Photo taken in Clayhanger Common, Clayhanger, Walsall, West Midlands WS8, UK
Misplaced? Suggest new location