I need to get a clearer sense of where key locations in Eileen’s early history on the BCN are located. The image above is the classic shot of Alfred Hickman’s Springvale Steel Works. Eileen was based here for decades, indeed she could be one of the numerous day boats unloading coal and removing slag from the site.
Roy Shill kindly confirmed that the steelworks had an extensive canal frontage north of the junction at Coseley (between the Old Main Line & Bradley Branch) towards Millfields.
I’d like to confirm that the area I’ve circled on the map above is indeed the location of the Springvale Works. Would anyone be able to confirm or correct?