Harry Rutherford's
Festival of Britain Mural

Monday, 23 September 2013

Canal burst at Gee Cross

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View of the damage near Apethorn Lane

I have no idea what year this happened, I do recall that in the early 1960s the banking collapsed near to Captain Clarkes Bridge. I have memories of seeing a rusted motor bike in the mud.


Chris Han said...

From a little research I've done, based on the design of the telephone poles in the photo of all things, I believe the photo is from the 40's or maybe early 50's.

Angelbabes said...

There was a canal burst about 200yds from Captain Clarks bridge heading towards Gee Cross...it emptied down to the River Tame...I still remember the smell today.
Gina Ashley