Friday, 24 February 2012

More History of the Reserve

Round Oak Shortcut

This was built back in 1858 and joined Dudley canal no1 to this spot, know as the 2 lock line. Eventually it collapsed and was abandoned, leaving the bridge on the right as the only reminder, that it was ever there.

Brewins Tunnel

The canal navigators hit a mass of Basalt rock. This forced them to cut Brewins Tunnel and was opene in 1858. This saved the leggers a tiresome job.
The photo also shows Brewin's cutting, on the Dudley no2 canal, which shows the conglomeratic base of the carboniferous rocks - the floor of the coal mine. 

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