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Bentley Canal – Past and Present

Blogger ‘Captain Ahab’ has written an in depth post about Bentley Canal which passes through Wednesfield.

The blog post not only contains a detailed history of the Canal and it’s origins, but also includes ‘then and now’ photos of the Canal from 1992 before much of the re-development work in the area began.

One such photo shows the Wednesfield Junction (next to the Nickelodeon Pub) shortly before the pub and Bentley Bridge Retail Park were built.

Visit Captain Ahab’s blog for part one and part two of his fascinating article.

3 replies on “Bentley Canal – Past and Present”

I'm glad you enjoyed the posts. I really enjoyed researching and then cycling the line. I havn't found many old photo's of the bottom end line when it was working, which is a shame. I will keep on looking.
Capt Ahab

T his Might be a shot in the dark but im trying 2 trace my family history my great grand father was john jack Harris he was known as major Harris and lived and drank in wensefield and died in 1948 he had many siblings .1 of them nelly harris lived in a run down house on devil elbow in wensefield I wondered if you have any old photos of this dwelling or know any think about the family major harris was married to ellen louise smith nee bulter a and died in 1964 /66? They had 11 plus child .edith, rose.nelly.blanch.dorothy.enocha.norman and possible 1 more I would grateful 4 any imforation on the family .kind regards Tara keane

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