Black Country Society Walk to Eastern Halesowen on Wednesday 29th June

This walk, led by Dave Galley, took a rectangular route along the Lapal canal, Manor Way, Bromsgrove Road and Mucklows Hill. Photographs from Graham Beckley.

At the start of the walk Dave explained how in 1990 the Lapal Canal Trust had plans to re water the four miles of missing canal to reinstate the ten mile Dudley No2 canal from Park head Dudley to the Worcester Birmingham canal at Selly Oak. Despite the obstacles that would need to be overcome such as two main roads, the M5 motorway, and a mains mains electrical pylon, it was estimated it could be done at the time for £12,000,000.

The walk co