The work party on the Soho Loop was a major success – much rubbish and scrap metal retrieved from the canal bed. Some of it needed serious effort to get it off the canal bed – Mike Powell’s “Anson” provided a good test of the breaking strain of synthetic line hauling a shopping trolley buried deep in the mud. (The …
Plans have been submitted and approved for the redevelopment of the Battery Site, at Selly Oak, where the Dudley No 2 canal joined the Worcester and Birmingham. If the Lapal Link is ever to come to fruition, this site is critical. For many complicated reasons, these plans are being modified. More details are on the Lapal Canal Trust website, the Bournville Village website …
Congratulations to the team taking this out of the canal in November 2011 How on earth did anyone get these railings into the canal?
The Sulzer Pump, initially installed at Titford Pumphouse in 1965 to replace a Tangye horizontal oil engine, has been restored by Jeff Barley and is now re-installed at the pumphouse with support from Smethwick Industrial Services Ltd. (News item originally from 11 Jul 2011)
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