Just a few images from the Grand Union Canal from Warwick to Hatton Locks.
On 29 December 1900 an inquest was held at the Anglesey Arms, Watling Street, Brownhills, into the death of Elizabeth Painter, who was injured in a trap accident on 1 December and died on Christmas Day at around 4:00 or 5:00 pm. The deceased was the mother of Alice Carter, wife of George Carter, about whom I blogged last time.
The Lichfield Mercury, Friday 5 January 1900, p3 col4, reported: Continue reading “Pony and Trap Tragedy”
I was sure I had posted this before, perhaps via Brownhhills Bob, but, try as I might, I can’t find it.
This is about the demise of George Carter (1859-1906), who was my grandmother Florence’s uncle and was a coal miner. He died of injuries sustained in an “accident” at Brownhills No.3 pit, known as The Sinking, operated by William Harrison Ltd. I believe this pit was at Slackey Lane (now Hazel Lane), Great Wyrley, where the industrial buildings are today.
Last week I was looking at boats in Cheshire. The weather was rather changeable with sunny spells interspersed with prolonged drizzle and short bursts of heavy rain and even hail. But I did manage to visit more of the Shropshire Union Canal. Continue reading “Part of the Union”
Way back in 1836 Edward Evans was baptised in the Primitive Methodist Chapel on Steam Mill Street, Chester. According to the register it was on 25 May 1836. Edward was born on 5 January of that year in the parish of St John’s, the sixth child of William Evans and Priscilla Mould (sic). So, as I am staying nearby, I went to Chester to see what remains. Edward was my grandmother’s grandfather. Some of his story is told in Evans the Boat.
Last week I stayed at Summerfield, just outside Kidderminster. On Wednesday I doubled up boat-hunting with a trip to Worcester. Here are few pictures of the cathedral and a few other things that caught my eye.
My main objective was Diglis Basin, but as I approached the cathedral the rain began. But first, one of the city’s famous residents. Continue reading “Worcester”
You may have noticed that I have been travelling around a lot. Some of the places I have stayed at have good WiFi, some not so good, some not at all. So how have I been keeping in touch?