Posts
223
Points
14K
Go Popular Tags

Posts

Let our community keep you entertained with regular articles that they would like to share with you.

Search our posts by passion or by type of post to find what you are looking for.

Elliott Brown Rivers, lakes & canals
24 Aug 2020 - Elliott Brown
Did you know?

The Edgbaston Tunnel on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal

The Edgbaston Tunnel is located on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal below Church Road in Edgbaston. It is 105 yards long (or 96 metres long). The tunnel runs parallel with the railway tunnel on the Cross City Line. It takes boats about 2 minutes to get through the tunnel. In 2018, the tunnel was closed for months to allow for the towpath to be widened.

View feature View community

The Edgbaston Tunnel on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal





The Edgbaston Tunnel is located on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal below Church Road in Edgbaston. It is 105 yards long (or 96 metres long). The tunnel runs parallel with the railway tunnel on the Cross City Line. It takes boats about 2 minutes to get through the tunnel. In 2018, the tunnel was closed for months to allow for the towpath to be widened.


Edgbaston Tunnel

The Worcester & Birmingham Canal was constructed between 1792 from the Birmingham end, reaching Worcester by 1815. The canal reached Selly Oak by about 1795, so it is fair to assume that the Edgbaston Tunnel was built sometime between 1792 and 1795. Probably dug out by navvies by picks and shovels. Built of red brick, the Edgbaston Tunnel is 96 metres long (105 yards long). It is well under Church Road. Today the closest exits with steps are on Islington Row Middleway (near Five Ways Station) and at The Vale (University of Birmingham student accommodation).

Running parallel with the canal is what is today the Cross City Line. This railway line was built as the Birmingham West Suburban Railway from 1876 until 1885. The Church Road Tunnel was built next to the Edgbaston Tunnel along with a Church Road Station which opened in 1876, not far from the North East Portal of the Edgbaston Tunnel. The station closed in 1925.

Located close to the South West Portal is Hallfield School and near the North East Portal is Sunrise of Edgbaston. When you are up on Church Road, it is a bit hard to see the canal and railway line from above (the brick wall is too high and there is a lot of tree coverage).

During 2018, the Canal & River Trust closed the tunnel, so that they could widen the towpath. This was completed by about May 2018. And now there is more space for cyclists and walkers alike, even with painted lines and "Slow" signs.

 

2016

First walk through of the Edgbaston Tunnel was during April 2016. I got onto the Worcester & Birmingham Canal at Somerset Road in Edgbaston and walked up the towpath towards Five Ways.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Apr 2016) (1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Approaching the South West Portal of the Edgbaston Tunnel. To the left is the Cross City Line on the other side of the fence. Above behind all the trees and shrubs is Church Road.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Apr 2016) (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Canal & River Trust sign for the Edgbaston Tunnel at the South West Portal. At the time it has space for two way traffic.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Apr 2016) (3).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Nearing the South West Portal of the Edgbaston Tunnel. The towpath inside of the tunnel was quite narrow. So not enough room for both walkers and cyclists at the time.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Apr 2016) (4).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

This sign states that the Edgbaston Tunnel is 96 Metres in length (which is quite short).

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Apr 2016) (5).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

The tunnel was lit up, so when you walk on the towpath, or have a ride on a narrowboat, it is not dark in there.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Apr 2016) (6).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

But as you can see, the old tunnel towpath was really too narrow.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Apr 2016) (7).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Up ahead was a couple of narrowboats that were about to enter the tunnel, as well as a person out for a run on the towpath.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Apr 2016) (8).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Just as one narrowboat entered the tunnel, to the right you can see the site of the lost Church Road Station.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/W & B Canal Edgbaston Tunnel.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Old Georgian and Victorian buildings on Church Road at Hallfield School. The engineering brick on the railway, always seems to get tagged by graffiti vandals. You can also watch passing trains here.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Apr 2016) (9).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

2017

The next time I walked through the Edgbaston Tunnel was during November 2017. This walk started from Bath Row and I went as far as The Vale before getting off.

Approaching the North Eastern Portal was this cyclist in an orange jacket.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Nov 2017) (1).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

This time I had a better view of the white building above the canal. The building is now occupied by Robert Powell Estate Agents.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Nov 2017) (2).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

While the cyclist in orange was riding into the tunnel, saw a narrowboat with all these flat caps and beanies on. Peaky Blinders?

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Nov 2017) (3).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

Before I entered the Edgbaston Tunnel, saw a London Midland Class 323 train on the Cross City Line entering the Church Road Tunnel.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Nov 2017) (4).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

One of the men on the narrowboat was standing on it's roof as it went through the tunnel.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Nov 2017) (5).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

Now at the South Eastern Portal of the Edgbaston Tunnel, the gatehouse to Hallfield School is above to the left.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Nov 2017) (6).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

Then I saw another London Midland Class 323 entering the tunnel bound for Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Nov 2017) (7).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

2018

The Edgbaston Tunnel was closed to the public from January to March 2018, so that the Canal & River Trust could widen the towpath, resurface it, and install a new safety railing. There was towpath diversion at the time from Islington Row Middleway to The Vale. By May 2018 it was open again, and I went back to check it out.

This was during a long walk starting at Selly Oak towards Five Ways, Already could see the new towpath extension and railings from the South West Portal.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (May 2018) (1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

It was mostly complete, but was still some temporary barriers to the left.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (May 2018) (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

There was a sign for Cyclists Slow as there was a ramp onto the new towpath and it wasn't quite finished.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (May 2018) (3).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Inside I could see that the towpath was much wider, compared to what it used to be like.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (May 2018) (4).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

It seems like the tunnel is long, but it isn't, just a trick of the light.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/tunnel elliot.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

At the North East Portal, a cyclist waits at the Cyclists Slow sign.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (May 2018) (5).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Was also a man running through the tunnel, while a builder in yellow and orange overalls was at the other end.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (May 2018) (6).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Went back again in December 2018, after the white lines had been painted onto the towpath, and it had all been fully completed.

A cyclist in a yellow jacket heads towards the North East Portal of the Edgbaston Tunnel.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (May 2018) (7).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Another cyclist and on the right was a West Midlands Railway Class 323 train on the Cross City Line (passing the site of Church Road Station).

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (May 2018) (8).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Approaching the Edgbaston Tunnel with the new ramp.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Dec 2018) (1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Painted on both sides of the ramp was Slow. Pedestrians get priority in the tunnel.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Dec 2018) (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Before entering the tunnel, Saw a West Midlands Railway Class 323 train go past, in the new orange and white livery (replacing the old London Midland green).

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Dec 2018) (3).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

The towpath is now much wider, and even the lighting seems to be brighter in here (not as dark).

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Dec 2018) (4).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Slow sign on the ramp close to the South West Portal.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Dec 2018) (5).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

And another pair of painted Slow signs closer to the exit of the tunnel.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Dec 2018) (6).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

2020

In August 2020, I had my first walk down the Worcester & Birmingham Canal in months (due to the pandemic / lockdown). Starting at The Mailbox and ending at The Vale (was thinking about Somerset Road but The Vale exit came first). Also my first time back in the Edgbaston Tunnel since the end of 2018.

A lady was running towards me, also had to let a couple pass me, due to social distancing.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Aug 2020) (1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

It was a bit hard to see the at white building on Church Road, due to the amount of leaves on the surrounding trees.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Aug 2020) (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

A narrowboat was coming out of the tunnel.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Aug 2020) (3).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Got this view from just inside of the tunnel as the narrowboat heading out.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Aug 2020) (4).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Still the optical illusion of the tunnel being long (when it isn't).

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Aug 2020) (5).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

A zoom in from the far end of the tunnel as the narrowboat was still heading on it's way.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Aug 2020) (6).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

One last look at the Edgbaston Tunnel as I continued my walk towards The Vale.

dndimg alt="Edgbaston Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Edgbaston Tunnel (Aug 2020) (7).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

Follow me on Twitter here ellrbrown.

Share  Spend Points  Connect with us
70 passion points
Elliott Brown Green open spaces
20 Aug 2020 - Elliott Brown
Gallery

Chinn Brook Meadows in the Shire Country Park

In Yardley Wood there is two areas named after the Chinn Brook. The Chinn Brook Meadows (also called the Chinn Brook Recreation Ground) and the Chinn Brook Nature Reserve. I've been to both a couple of times (usually walking from one part into the next). In this post though we will take a look at the Chinn Brook Meadows. From Trittiford Road / Highfield Road to Yardley Wood Road.

View feature View community

Chinn Brook Meadows in the Shire Country Park





In Yardley Wood there is two areas named after the Chinn Brook. The Chinn Brook Meadows (also called the Chinn Brook Recreation Ground) and the Chinn Brook Nature Reserve. I've been to both a couple of times (usually walking from one part into the next). In this post though we will take a look at the Chinn Brook Meadows. From Trittiford Road / Highfield Road to Yardley Wood Road.


Chinn Brook Meadows

The Chinn Brook Meadows is one of the satellite parks of the Shire Country Park. Many locals in Yardley Wood still refer it to as the Chinn Brook Recreation Ground (and is labelled as that on Google Maps). The Chinn Brook Meadows is a 34 Acre site that stretches from Yardley Wood Road to the west, towards Trittiford Road and Highfield Road to the East. To the north is Chinn Brook Road and Glastonbury Road is to the south. The Chinn Brook flows through the Recreation Ground, where it joins up with the River Cole in The Dingles. Also nearby is the Trittiford Mill Pool to the east. The site was renamed in 2010 from the Chinn Brook Recreation Ground to the Chinn Brook Meadows, as it was thought that Meadows better reflects it's character.

 

I've had at least two full walks through the Chinn Brook Meadows. In December 2014 on Christmas Day and in April 2020 on a lockdown walk.

2014

For a Christmas Day morning walk on the 25th December 2014, we started our walk in the Chinn Brook Meadows. Getting in from the main entrance on Trittiford Road. There was this information sign and map, although vandals had tagged it at the time.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (Dec 2014) (1).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

A look at the Chinn Brook from the bridge on Trittiford Road in Yardley Wood.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (Dec 2014) (2).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

The fingerpost in the Chinn Brook Meadows was looking relatively new at the time. Directions to The Dingles, Trittiford Mill Pool and the Chinn Brook Nature Reserve.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (Dec 2014) (3).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

The playground / play area that is close to Trittiford Road. There is also an entrance to it from Chinn Brook Road.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (Dec 2014) (4).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

S bend in the Chinn Brook.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (Dec 2014) (5).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

One of the footbridges over the Chinn Brook.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (Dec 2014) (6).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

Was a nice sunny morning at the time, as I had a look over the footbridge. Bollards at both ends.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (Dec 2014) (7).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

The path in the Chinn Brook Meadows goes past the field, that most people still call The Rec.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (Dec 2014) (8).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

But it's what was growing alongside the path and the Chinn Brook that got it renamed to Chinn Brook Meadows.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (Dec 2014) (9).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

More of the same near the Chinn Brook.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (Dec 2014) (10).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

Trees not far from the houses on Chinn Brook Road.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (Dec 2014) (11).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

The path curving to the right.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (Dec 2014) (12).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

Near the end of The Rec section before you walk down a path to Yardley Wood Road.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (Dec 2014) (13).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

A couple take their dog for a walk.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (Dec 2014) (14).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

The gate at the end of the path near Yardley Wood Road. Exit here and cross over the road to enter the Chinn Brook Nature Reserve.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (Dec 2014) (15).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

2017

In January 2017, I saw this carved wooden sculpture close to Highfield Road in Yardley Wood. It was probably done by local Birmingham based carver, Graham Jones. You can find his work in other parks and green spaces around Birmingham.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (Jan 2017) (1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

It had various carvings around it, such as birds and flowers.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (Jan 2017) (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Some details at the bottom including a swan.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (Jan 2017) (3).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Later that year in December 2017, while it was snowing in Yardley Wood, I walked down to the Trittiford Mill Pool. While there I got these snowy views towards the Chinn Brook Meadows.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (Dec 2017) (1).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

The roads around it had been gritted by the council, but looks quite slushy and dirty.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (Dec 2017) (2).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

This side was closer to The Dingles, but was the view in the direction of the Chinn Brook Meadows. Not seen snow around there since then.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (Dec 2017) (3).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

2020

In April 2020 we had a lockdown walk through the Chinn Brook Meadows before heading into the Chinn Brook Nature Reserve. Parking on Chinn Brook Road, we passed the playground / play area which of course (at the time) was closed due to the pandemic / lockdown. So no child on the swings or slides until the beginning of July.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (April 2020) (1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Looking through the swings to the slide from Chinn Brook Road.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (April 2020) (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Notices from the Council, to not enter the play area. Then again, some people ignored these, and hoped over the gate.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (April 2020) (3).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

The Chinn Brook Meadows fingerpost from Chinn Brook Road, near the entrance to the play area.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (April 2020) (4).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

One last look at the equipment that children couldn't use from about late March until early July 2020.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (April 2020) (5).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Surprisingly, there was a lot of families out in the Recreation Ground for a walk and exercise (more than my previous visit). At the time, getting out for your one form of daily exercise was allowed (apart from getting essentials from the shops).

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (April 2020) (6).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Was a nice blue sky as we walked up the path towards Yardley Wood Road. Grass nice and short.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (April 2020) (7).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

As before, the path curves around to the right. People taking their dogs for a walk and having fun in the Chinn Brook to the left.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (April 2020) (8).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Plenty of space here to have a game of football, although at the time that kind of activity was not allowed under the restrictions.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (April 2020) (9).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Nearing the end of the path close to The Rec.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (April 2020) (10).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

The path to Yardley Wood Road was a bit narrower, and the leaves on the trees hadn't fully grown back.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (April 2020) (11).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Bluebells growing close to the path. When you couldn't go far at the time, your local green spaces was the only place to see them.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (April 2020) (12).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Such a short period of time to see the bluebells in flower.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (April 2020) (13).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

This sign close to the Yardley Wood Road exit reminds you that this area is part of the Millstream Way. Also that it is illegal to access and ride with off-road motorcycles within the City Council parkland. But idiot youths keep ignoring this. And they spray painted over the West Midlands Police logo!

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (April 2020) (14).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Later on the walk back from the Chinn Brook Nature Reserve down Chinn Brook Road. This was another one of the entrances. Such bright sunshine from that side.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (April 2020) (15).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Yellow flowers growing near the gate on Chinn Brook Road. According to Google Lens, they are called Gorse.

dndimg alt="Chinn Brook Meadows" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Chinn Brook Meadows SCP (April 2020) (16).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

Follow me on Twitter here ellrbrown. Thanks for all the followers.

Share  Spend Points  Connect with us
60 passion points
Elliott Brown Green open spaces
17 Aug 2020 - Elliott Brown
Gallery

Fox Hollies Park from March to June 2020

Fox Hollies Park for me is the closest park in walking distance. Not that I always wanted to go there (due to shady characters). Popped in or nearby several times during the lockdown from March to June 2020. Usually on walks to or from Acocks Green. Recently local volunteers have gone around the park litter picking.

View feature View community

Fox Hollies Park from March to June 2020





Fox Hollies Park for me is the closest park in walking distance. Not that I always wanted to go there (due to shady characters). Popped in or nearby several times during the lockdown from March to June 2020. Usually on walks to or from Acocks Green. Recently local volunteers have gone around the park litter picking.


Fox Hollies Park

This is my second Fox Hollies Park post. Find my original post here: Fox Hollies Park through the years.

March 2020

At the beginning of the lockdown, I had a late March 2020 walk around Fox Hollies Park. There wasn't many people in the park. As usual entered at Shirley Road and walk around the path along the Westley Brook. Saw a Jet2 plane taking off. Was starting to get rare to see passenger planes in the sky.

dndimg alt="Fox Hollies Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Fox Hollies Park (March 2020) (1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

A look at the Westley Brook and the tree branches.

dndimg alt="Fox Hollies Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Fox Hollies Park (March 2020) (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Taking a slightly different route through the trees along this dirt path.

dndimg alt="Fox Hollies Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Fox Hollies Park (March 2020) (3).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

More parts of the Westley Brook.

dndimg alt="Fox Hollies Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Fox Hollies Park (March 2020) (4).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Trees leaning over the Westley Brook.

dndimg alt="Fox Hollies Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Fox Hollies Park (March 2020) (5).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Trees without leaves on the path to the pond.

dndimg alt="Fox Hollies Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Fox Hollies Park (March 2020) (6).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

The Round Pool.

dndimg alt="Fox Hollies Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Fox Hollies Park (March 2020) (7).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Danger No Swimming or Paddling. Duck on the left.

dndimg alt="Fox Hollies Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Fox Hollies Park (March 2020) (8).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Metal footbridge on the right hand side of the Round Pool.

dndimg alt="Fox Hollies Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Fox Hollies Park (March 2020) (9).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Pair of Canada geese.

dndimg alt="Fox Hollies Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Fox Hollies Park (March 2020) (10).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Another duck.

dndimg alt="Fox Hollies Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Fox Hollies Park (March 2020) (11).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

April 2020

An afternoon walk around Acocks Green, and we briefly popped into Fox Hollies Park from Pool Farm Road near Fanshawe Road. It was a sunny afternoon and more people about.

dndimg alt="Fox Hollies Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Fox Hollies Park (April 2020) (1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Walked towards the Gospel Lane exit. Blue sky and leaves growing back on the trees. At the time you were not allowed in the play area, yet some men were inside playing with a remote controlled car!

dndimg alt="Fox Hollies Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Fox Hollies Park (April 2020) (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Saw this structure from Gospel Lane. Probably somewhere for teenagers to hang about. After this continued my walk around Acocks Green and back into Hall Green.

dndimg alt="Fox Hollies Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Fox Hollies Park (April 2020) (3).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

June 2020

Early June 2020, and I went down Shirley Road to take something to the Post Office. Took this photo on my smartphone camera of the grass cut in stripes for social distancing.

dndimg alt="Fox Hollies Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Fox Hollies Park (June 2020).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Late June 2020, and walking back up Shirley Road after an evening walk down to Acocks Green Village.

dndimg alt="Fox Hollies Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Fox Hollies Park Shirley Rd (June 2020) (1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

The main entrance to Fox Hollies Park from Shirley Road through this new gateway.

dndimg alt="Fox Hollies Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Fox Hollies Park Shirley Rd (June 2020) (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

The grass still cut at different levels for social distancing.

dndimg alt="Fox Hollies Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Fox Hollies Park Shirley Rd (June 2020) (3).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Long grass in a look towards the Shirley Road Play Area (which was still closed at the time).

dndimg alt="Fox Hollies Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Fox Hollies Park Shirley Rd (June 2020) (4).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

For another nearby park in the area, check out my post on Langley Hall Park. It's just down Gospel Lane from Fox Hollies Park. And can be entered via Swanswell Road. It's just over the Birmingham / Solihull border in Olton / Kineton Green.

 

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

Follow me on Twitter here ellrbrown. Thanks for all the followers.

 

Share  Spend Points  Connect with us
60 passion points
Elliott Brown Rivers, lakes & canals
17 Aug 2020 - Elliott Brown
Did you know?

The Brandwood Tunnel on the Stratford-on-Avon Canal

One of the oldest structures on the Stratford-on-Avon Canal is the Brandwood Tunnel near Brandwood and Brandwood End in South Birmingham. Located between Kings Heath and Kings Norton, it was built between 1793 and 1796 and opened by 1802. It is over 300 metres long. No towpath inside, so the towpaths go up to road level and you have to find the other end. But it's not signposted.

View feature View community

The Brandwood Tunnel on the Stratford-on-Avon Canal





One of the oldest structures on the Stratford-on-Avon Canal is the Brandwood Tunnel near Brandwood and Brandwood End in South Birmingham. Located between Kings Heath and Kings Norton, it was built between 1793 and 1796 and opened by 1802. It is over 300 metres long. No towpath inside, so the towpaths go up to road level and you have to find the other end. But it's not signposted.


Brandwood Tunnel

The Brandwood Tunnel is on the Stratford-on-Avon Canal in Birmingham. In September 2018 I had a walk of the canal, starting at Alcester Road South near Kings Heath and Alcester Lanes End, and walking towards Kings Norton Junction. It was Birmingham Heritage Week at the time, although my walk here was nothing to do with that.

There is no towpath in the tunnel, so you have to walk up the towpath ramp towards Brandwood Road. And make your way to Shelfield Road for the other end. It was not signposted, and had to check Google Maps at the time (at one point I walked up Monyhull Hall Road in the wrong direction before I turned back and consulted Google Maps).

 

East Portal of the Brandwood Tunnel

Located on the walk between Alcester Road South and Monyhull Hall Road, is the East Portal of the Brandwood Tunnel. It is a Grade II listed building. It was built from 1793 until 1796 of brick and stone. The canal engineer was probably Josiah Clowes. In an age before motorised narrowboats, the narrowboat would have been pulled by a horse. But the horse would have been taken up to road level, while a pair of men legged it through the tunnel. The towpath leads up to Monyhull Hall Road. You have to walk down Brandwood Park Road to Shelfield Road to get to the other part of the canal, and the West Portal.

dndimg alt="East Portal Brandwood Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Brandwood Tunnel East Portal (Sept 2018) (1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Was a nice reflection in the water of the tunnel entrance at the east end.

dndimg alt="East Portal Brandwood Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Brandwood Tunnel East Portal (Sept 2018) (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Sign about the Brandwood Tunnel at the East Portal. Canoes can go through, but they must check that the tunnel is clear and have a forward facing white light on.

dndimg alt="East Portal Brandwood Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Brandwood Tunnel East Portal (Sept 2018) (9A).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

From this point, the towpath starts to go up the hill.

dndimg alt="East Portal Brandwood Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Brandwood Tunnel East Portal (Sept 2018) (3).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Both ends have a portrait, but the East Portal seems to be missing a portrait (maybe it eroded due to weather over 220 plus years?). There was unsightly tags at the top of the East Portal brickwork.

dndimg alt="East Portal Brandwood Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Brandwood Tunnel East Portal (Sept 2018) (4).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

The Brandwood Tunnel sign looked like it was in need of a repair.  It's hard to tell who this portrait was of.

dndimg alt="East Portal Brandwood Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Brandwood Tunnel East Portal (Sept 2018) (5).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

The Brandwood Tunnel is 322 metres in length.

dndimg alt="East Portal Brandwood Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Brandwood Tunnel East Portal (Sept 2018) (6).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Steps down for someone in a narrowboat to use. Such as the person with the key to the locks.

dndimg alt="East Portal Brandwood Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Brandwood Tunnel East Portal (Sept 2018) (7).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Last look at the East Portal before walking up to the road level. Some more graffiti tags on the right.

dndimg alt="East Portal Brandwood Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Brandwood Tunnel East Portal (Sept 2018) (8).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

West Portal of the Brandwood Tunnel

This portal is located near Shelfield Road in Brandwood End. Easy to miss as it was not signposted at road level, so had to check Google Maps to find the towpath. The West Portal is also a Grade II listed building and was built from 1793 to 1794. The north section of the Stratford-on-Avon Canal opened in 1802. This side has a portrait of William Shakespeare (as people in narrowboats will most likely be heading for Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon). Beyond here the canal leads to Kings Norton Junction where it meets the Worcester & Birmingham Canal in Kings Norton (just after a guillotine lock).

dndimg alt="West Portal Brandwood Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Brandwood Tunnel West Portal (Sept 2018) (1).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

Heading down the towpath next to the West Portal. More graffiti on the brickwork to the left.

dndimg alt="West Portal Brandwood Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Brandwood Tunnel West Portal (Sept 2018) (2).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

First proper glimse at the West Portal of the Brandwood Tunnel, as I headed down the towpath.

dndimg alt="West Portal Brandwood Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Brandwood Tunnel West Portal (Sept 2018) (3).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

A view of the portrait of William Shakespeare.

dndimg alt="West Portal Brandwood Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Brandwood Tunnel West Portal (Sept 2018) (4).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

This portrait of Shakespeare has survived the centuries, but looks weathered around the edges.

dndimg alt="West Portal Brandwood Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Brandwood Tunnel West Portal (Sept 2018) (5).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

Even this side mentions that the Brandwood Tunnel is 322 metres long.

dndimg alt="West Portal Brandwood Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Brandwood Tunnel West Portal (Sept 2018) (6).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

One last look at the Shakespeare portrait.

dndimg alt="West Portal Brandwood Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Brandwood Tunnel West Portal (Sept 2018) (7).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

A proper look at the West Portal before continuing the walk towards Kings Norton.

dndimg alt="West Portal Brandwood Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Brandwood Tunnel West Portal (Sept 2018) (8).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

The Brandwood Tunnel sign at the West Portal at the time was heavily vandalised with graffiti tags. Hopefully the Canal & River Trust has cleaned it up since. But the canal down here always gets tagged, even at the guillotine lock at Kings Norton a bit further down.

dndimg alt="West Portal Brandwood Tunnel" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Brandwood Tunnel West Portal (Sept 2018) (9).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

 

There are other tunnels that you can walk through. Such as the Edgbaston Tunnel and Broad Street Tunnel on the Worceser & Birmingham Canal, which I can cover in future posts.

 

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

Follow me on Twitter here ellrbrown. Thanks for all the followers.

Share  Spend Points  Connect with us
60 passion points
Elliott Brown Green open spaces
11 Aug 2020 - Elliott Brown
Gallery

The rest of Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich

Last time was the fun fairs, this time everything else at Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich. There is a bandstand and a pavilion. Also a War Memorial. Gatehouses at two of the entrance gates. A footbridge that goes over a major road. Plus a Pleasure Pool (or boating lake). The visits from July 2017 and August 2019. Not expecting to go back any time soon though.

View feature View community

The rest of Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich





Last time was the fun fairs, this time everything else at Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich. There is a bandstand and a pavilion. Also a War Memorial. Gatehouses at two of the entrance gates. A footbridge that goes over a major road. Plus a Pleasure Pool (or boating lake). The visits from July 2017 and August 2019. Not expecting to go back any time soon though.


Dartmouth Park, West Bromwich

Previous post: Fun fairs post at Dartmouth Park.

Welcome to Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich. The park is close to West Bromwich Town Centre and Sandwell Valley Country Park. Surrounded by the following roads: The Expressway, Reform Street, Lloyd Street, Devonshire Drive and Trinity Way. It is a Grade II listed park, with a bandstand, War Memorial, Gatehouses, and a Pleasure Pool (boating lake). You can also hire bikes from the park at Valley Cycles.

My visits were in July 2017 (heading to Sandwell Valley on the Big Sleuth bear hunt) and August 2019 (in the area again and noticed that there was a footbridge to cross).

2017

The visit at the end of July 2017. Approaching the entrance gates from Reform Street in West Bromwich. Was an Asian wedding party there at the time, hence the car on the drive.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (July 2017) (1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Later heading back into West Bromwich Town Centre, and back to the gates at Reform Street.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (July 2017) (21).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

The gatehouse at the Reform Street entrance.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (July 2017) (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Later on the way out of the park I took another photo of the Reform Street gatehouse.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (July 2017) (22).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

Outside of the Reform Street entrance was the Crown & Cushion pub nearby.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (July 2017) (23).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

The War Memorial was on the left of the main entrance path. It is Grade II listed.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (July 2017) (3).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

It dates to circa 1920. In memory of the local men and women lost during the Great War of 1914-18 (WW1).

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (July 2017) (4).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

At the top is a bronze winged statue.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (July 2017) (5).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Close up details of the bronze winged statue.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (July 2017) (6).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

This green box was an electric feeder. Pre-war it was used to service the trams in West Bromwich. Post-war it was re-sighted here to light up the war memorial, and from 1951 worked the floral clock.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (July 2017) (9).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

View of the Bandstand and Pavilion.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (July 2017) (10).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

This time the Pavilion is to the left and the Bandstand to the right.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (July 2017) (11).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

There was also this drinking fountain in the park.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (July 2017) (12).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

A look (below) at the Jubilee Sensory Garden 2012.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (July 2017) (13).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Outdoor wooden instruments that you can interact with.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (July 2017) (14).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Heading down to the Pleasure Pool as I made my way towards Sandwell Valley.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (July 2017) (15).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

To the far left was swan paddling boats you could hire for a ride.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (July 2017) (16).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

There was about four swan boats here, with room for about 4 people in each. Also an inflatable boat to the left. Would assume you have to wear a life jacket.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (July 2017) (17).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

There was also a pond with Canada geese and swans.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (July 2017) (18).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Be like the Chuckle Brothers and you could hire Surrey Bikes. Small £9 or Large £14. "To me ... to you!". Paul Chuckle is still alive, but his brother Barry passed away in August 2018.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (July 2017) (19).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

You could also hire regular bikes from Valley Cycles. Adult Bikes from £7.50 or Kids Bikes from £6. Even a tricycle with a passenger seat at the back!

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (July 2017) (20).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

2019

After checking out the fun fair again, during the August 2019 visit, I made my way to the footbridge that I saw on Google Maps. Lots of trees on the walk along the path here.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (Aug 2019) (1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Heading on along the path towards those trees.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (Aug 2019) (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

More trees as I got close to the footbridge.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (Aug 2019) (3).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

View of the park beyond from the curved ramp of the footbridge, as I was about to cross over The Expressway. Beyond the trees is the M5, and on the other side of the motorway is the Priory Woods. Where you can find the Sandwell Priory Ruins (somewhere to visit in the future).

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park West Bromwich (August 2019).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

First view of the curved ramp that leads to the footbridge I wanted to cross.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (Aug 2019) (4).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

It appears to all be made out of concrete.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (Aug 2019) (5).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

The start of the curved ramp from the park side.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (Aug 2019) (6).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (Aug 2019) (7).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Starting to walk up it.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (Aug 2019) (8).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Now on the actual bridge that crosses The Expressway.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (Aug 2019) (9).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

About halfway over. Would be one more spiral ramp to go down.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (Aug 2019) (10).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Onto the next spiral ramp.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (Aug 2019) (11).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Going around in circles again. It takes you to the Beeches Road gate. Also directly opposite Herbert Street.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (Aug 2019) (12).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Almost near the bottom of the spiral ramp.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (Aug 2019) (13).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

One last look at it.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (Aug 2019) (14).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

There was another gatehouse, similar of design at the Beeches Road entrance.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (Aug 2019) (15).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

View of the Beeches Road gates. Herbert Road is straight ahead.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (Aug 2019) (16).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Beeches Road gatehouse on the right and the gates in front.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (Aug 2019) (17).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

The Beeches Road gatehouse also has a clock between the ground floor and first floor windows.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (Aug 2019) (18).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Before I left Dartmouth Park, saw this notice board and map from Sandwell MBC. It is also an alcohol restricted area from the West Midlands Police.

dndimg alt="Dartmouth Park" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dartmouth Park (Aug 2019) (19).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

Follow me on Twitter here ellrbrown. Thanks for all the followers.

Share  Spend Points  Connect with us
60 passion points
Show more