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The old boat dock

By Ffynnoncadno  
Castlefields boat dock was typical of the many on the Black Country canal system of the period and was equipped to build new working craft and to repair those of iron or composite construction. The dock could accommodate three boats, drawn sideways out of the water by winches onto the slip.

Nothing on the boat dock was wasted and most of these buildings are made from reclaimed boat timbers.

The main buildings are the 1880s brick blacksmith’s forge containing a large general-purpose hearth with hand-operated bellows, the nail and rivet store, a woodshed, paint store and stable.

The two wheeled ‘rolling sheds’ were moved up and down the length of the boatyard on rails to provide shelter and allow work to continue in all weather.

Tags: Transport Black country living museum Canal boats Canal basin Boat dock b & w

Voters: woolybill1, DaveRyder, mrswoolybill and 26 more



viscostatic 16 50 11 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2021 8:23AM
Beautiful mono work. So much to see in this interesting image.

KingArthur 16 8 1 Malta
29 Apr 2021 8:26AM
Very good mono work

Joe Smile
29 Apr 2021 10:01AM

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