Photograph supplied by madwblog.
A few days ago, I posted this photo on Walsall Places, People and History Facebook page. It was taken in November 2010, I think, and is of the field and pools to the right of The Spot as you leave Clayhanger, inbetween Bridge Street and the Canal.
This is a view of the same pool from the path leading to the canal which I am sure many Clangers will be familiar with.
‘What I refer to as ‘The New Pond’ was once a quarry and brickworks.’ Credit: Brownhills Bob.
Not thinking that it was much more than just a photo I was pleased with, it turns out that there used to be tennis courts here!
Walsall Wood colliery in the background, where the Maybrook Estate is now. Image very generously supplied by Marion Jones
Clayhanger is full of hidden depths. Makes you think about the history you are walking on when out and about in Clayhanger.
Source: Anyone for tennis?