THIS smashing image of yesteryear has been emailed to us by David Lloyd from the Isle of Anglesey, and includes his Tipton grandfather Tom Frost, who worked as a carpenter for a canal company in the Black Country, most probably the Birmingham Canal Navigations.
David believes that this photograph, from around 1900- 1910, of workmen rebuilding a bridge, was taken in the Tipton area, but he is not exactly sure where. We wonder if any readers can help? The distinctive stonework seen being put into place, would no doubt be a giveaway if the bridge still survives.
Tom later moved to the Pelsall area, where David tells us he ‘looked after’ the stretch of canal at ‘Nest Common’ — on the Wyrley and Essington Canal.