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Dudley Mine Canals
Posted: 20/12/2007 17:59:43
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I am currently working on a new edition of my Historical Map of the Birmingham Canals, and seek a map showing the layout of the existing and disused canals within the Dudley mines which is reasonably to scale and related to surface features. I have Steve Powell's excellent 1999 publication on the limestone mines which covers most of the main tunnels and branches, but his maps are sketched rather than to scale and it is difficult to make the data fit an OS map. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Also on this subject, is there any evidence that the canal tunnel reached further into Mons Hill mine than shown on Steve's map (p44), or had any arms or branches?
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Joined: 13/06/2007
Location: Great Wyrley near Walsall

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Posted: 20/12/2007 19:41:52
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The very first idea that comes into my head is to contact Steve directly. I have no contact details but I know that he is an amicable person and also a member of Shropshire Caving and Mining Club. Go to their website and leave as message for him, you should be able to locate their web through google ok.
Any difficulty, contact me personally at roy@iriscom.co.uk

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Dudley Mine Canals
Posted: 24/12/2007 13:46:53
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Actualy Steve is no longer a member of SCMC - I did speak to him recently and have contact details if contact me offline will give you this

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