Category Archives: Photo Galleries

Demolition of Stourbridge Rolling Mills

March 2018 saw the demolition of the Stourbridge Rolling Mills factory which sadly after a fine industrial heritage had become an eyesore along the moorings and an environment for ne’er-do-wells  to occupy.

The demolition itself was undertaken swiftly and cleanly by a specialist company who made short work of removing the building and the crane gantry fabrication using high-end cutting and removal equipment.

For the record a number of Stourbridge Navigation Trust volunteers took regular photographs of the various stages of the demolition and these have been added to this Gallery as an historical record of days gone by. Many thanks to all of the contributors who have compiled quite a collection of the demolition. Naturally if you have any photographs of your own of the factory in action or during its demise then we’d love to add those to the Gallery.

We hope that you enjoy looking at the photographs and if they trigger any memories that you would like to share then please let us know and we would gladly add any stories to the article outlining the history of the site.

2017 Stourbridge Canal Arm in the Snow

The heavy snow over the weekend of 9th / 10th December caused a lot of disruption to local transportation in the area and indeed many visitors to the Bonded Warehouse for their Santa Boat Trip needed to re-book their Santa boat experience for an alternative date – quite an administrative task for our volunteers to sort out !

However, you can’t deny that the crisp white snow created a true “Winter Wonderland” along the Stourbridge Arm and we are grateful to a budding local photographer, Mark Matthews,  for sharing  his photographs amongst those in this Snowy Gallery for us all to enjoy. You might have already seen one of his shots printed in the Stourbridge News !

If anyone else has any photographs of the Bonded Warehouse and the Stourbridge Arm in the recent snow we’d be pleased to receive them and add them to this Gallery.

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2016 Santa Boat Trips Gallery

We all enjoyed another successful Christmas of events at the Bonded Warehouse, with adults and children alike getting involved with the activities and boat trips we undertook … with Santa and elves putting in appearances too of course! Here are some photographs of the festivities.

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2016 Annual Open Weekend Gallery

2016 marked the 33rd annual Open Weekend event which attracted well over one hundred boats moored along the historic Stourbridge Canal and a number of attractions including classic vehicles, traction engines, amusements, canal boat trips, fairground organs and a craft fair in the Bonded Warehouse!

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2015 Santa Boat Trips Gallery

Santa and his elves were out in force for our annual festive celebrations at the Bonded Warehouse! A ride along the historic Stourbridge Canal aboard The “Blackcountry Man” followed by a visit to see Santa in his Grotto in the Bonded Warehouse always brings a smile to the faces of our guests.

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