Looking back…Anyone for tennis?


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.

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‘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!

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Walsall Wood colliery in the background, where the Maybrook Estate is now. Image very generously supplied by Marion Jones

Brownhills Bob has written about it in his blog and I encourage you to have a read.

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?