BCN Society Web Archive

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7 thoughts on “BCN Society Web Archive

  1. I am trying to find any details you may have in your archive of my grandfather who worked at the Bradley Boiler site (now lock making) as a BCN steam engineer in the 1920s. He was based in the victorian building on the site (which is now the pump house) and traveled to varies mines in the area maintaining the steam pumps. In the 1930s he became a lock keeper on the junction of the main line and Toll End canal at Watery Lane Tipton.

    His name was William Henry Bissell.

    • Roy
      I have passed this on to others who know their way round our archives better than I do. I am not optimistic about getting anything positive, but we’ll do our best.

    • Rita
      Personally do not know – and I think it is unlikely that we will have anything about it in our archives, however I will ask around, and see if I can get a better answer.

  2. Thanks for reply, Charley.

    The nearest I have got so far is a survey of the canal by James Sherriff in 1790, when a Mr. Gosnell was in residence, but I have not seen this source myself. The house was situated between the two canals with the entrance from Roebuck Lane.


  3. I am trying to find information about my Mothers family , for generations they worked as barge,s on worcs/stsffs canals. Their Surname being BELCHER can you help Please Regards Mrs Gwen Keeling I live near Doncaster but was born in Dudley

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