On Saturday August 10th 2019, local historian Gerald Reece ( now living in Devon ), celebrated his 80th birthday with a walk around Brownhills.
Along with his family and close friends, Gerald set off on the walk he called, Brownhills a walk into history, at 10.00 from the Brownhills West Station of Chasewater Railway.
After braving the atrocious weather conditions, the party returned to Chasewater, and a social get together and natter was held in the Railway Museum.
During his visit Gerald kindly donated to the museum, 2 old maps of Chasewater from the early 1800’s.
Despite the weather a good day was had by all, and Chasewater Railway Museum was pleased to help Gerald celebrate his Octogenarianism.
Photographs by David Evans & Oakparkrunner.
Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue
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Caption Text – Object number, name, description, maker, location
Chasewater Railway Museum
Two more local finds
Our curator has unearthed two maps of local lines, the Norton Branch and the LNWR Five Ways Branch
6″ scale map in card cover, dated 1903, shows (and entitled) Norton Branch, does, however, also show part of the MR Walsall Wood Extension and Chasewater
Two chains to the inch scale plan of the LNWR Five Ways Branch, 1897. Shows the entire branch in good detail