Audio trail project aims to bring canal’s history to life

A new art project aims to bring a community together to honour an historic area of canal in the Black Country.

The art project will highlight the history of the route between Windmill End Junction and Hawne Basin
The art project will highlight the history of the route between Windmill End Junction and Hawne Basin

Alarum Productions is running an audio trail project called “Walking Through Waterways History” to help bring to life the Dudley No 2 Canal between Windmill End Junction and Hawne Basin, which is based near Netherton.

The project, which is commissioned by Creative Black Country as part of Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places scheme, is looking for people to walk the canal section and give their views on the area through audio recordings.

Project lead Heather Wastie said: “We want to produce a piece which can be listened to anywhere around the world and which helps point out some of the interesting historical points of the canal in an entertaining way.”

To find out more and to submit a memory about the canal, email yourmemories@alarumproductions.org.uk

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