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Friday, June 30, 2023

Black Country Living Museum Day 3

 In and around the Black Country Living Museum Day 3, early in the morning as soon as the gate is open, and late in the afternoon is a good time for photos, with not many visitors about. 😊

Keith & Jo

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Black Country Living Museum Day 2

 Another good day at the Black Country Living Museum, catching up with even more friends who were not here yesterday. Lunch in the Workers Institute, pint each in the Elephant & Castle, and even a street brawl, or three. 😁

1st thing this morning we moved Hadar across to the other side of the cut

Just before tug Bittel came past towing Peacock off to Hockley Port for a survey

The relocated cast iron houses, soon to be reopened to the public

Dan driving the van

Part of the docks area

Making nails

My favourite shop here, the sweet shop

Hobbs & Sons fish and chip shop, and restaurant, where we got our fish & chips from yesterday

Sarah on passenger duty on the pony & trap today, a big change from driving the bus yesterday

Part of the reclamation yard

The other part of the reclamation yard

Dan in the van again

Part of the docks area

Part of the docks area
The policeman has turned up to sort things out

Nigel captured it all on his cine camera

The workers Institute where we had lunch today

The entrance to the docks area from the canal
Keith & Jo

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Black Country Living Museum

 A restful day today, after yesterdays fun and games, walking around the Black Country Living Museum, meeting and chatting to all our friends here. Fish & chips from Hobbs and Sons, for lunch of course, and a pint each in the reopened 'Bottle and Glass'. 😊

Start of our walk around the museum

The new 1940/50/60's street which opens on the 8th July, they were filming for the tv news programs about it being opened

The new path up to the new entrance building

All the buses and the trolley bus out on display

Jo waving to our friend Sarah driving the bus

The other side of the new 1940/50/60's street, we think this might be where the funfair will be relocated

Rear of the new street

Inside the 'Bottle and Glass', having a pint each

Later on, on our 2nd tour, they had finished filming, so got a better photo of the new street

Keith & Jo

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Anchor Inn, to Black Country Living Museum

 What a day! At least it didn't rain as forecast. 4 hours to do 'The 21' including doing the last 5 locks with a load of stuff on the blades, which we cleared at the top of the locks. Then couldn't get into the C&C moorings to see our friends, not deep enough, picked a whole load of blanket weed, which took 1½ hours to clear. Now moored at the Black Country Living Museum feeling rather pooped.

11½ miles 21 locks 1 tunnel in 10hrs mins. what3words ///called.sits.tend 😊

Start of the narrows

End of the narrows

Autherley junction and the start of the Shroppie

Making the turn at Aldersley junction onto the BCN

1st lock of 'The 21'



Foot tunnel under the railway



Top lock of 'The 21'

Broad Street bridge and basin

Making the turn at Horseley Fields junction, after our abortive visit, I had to reverse back to this junction to get back on the main line

Deepfields junction and the Bradley branch

Coseley tunnel

Now moored at the Black Country Living Museum

Keith & Jo