SJ9916 : Footbridge over the Sher Brook

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Brocton, Staffordshire, England

Footbridge over the Sher Brook
Footbridge over the Sher Brook
The pool appears to date from the Great War period and was used to provide a temporary water supply to Brocton Camp. This supply was found to be inadequate and three boreholes were sunk with an elevated 30000 gallon water tank where the Glacial Boulder now stands.

The heathland of Cannock Chase was used as a training area for troops in two large camps.

How many boots crossed this bridge en route to train in the practice trenches on the heathland opposite or to the rifle ranges? Half a million soldiers passed though the two camps.
Army Camps on Cannock Chase

For more information on the First World War camps on Cannock Chase see
John M's article on Geograph Link
and on Staffordshire Past Track LinkExternal link

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SJ9916, 46 images   (more nearby 🔍)
John M   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 5 October, 2016   (more nearby)
Thursday, 6 October, 2016
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9904 1692 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.9938N 2:0.9397W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9905 1692
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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