I have just received the report of the archaeological evaluation at the former Danesmore Park Primary School. The remit was to seek evidence of the 19th century tramways that ran through the site.
Unfortunately the team searching for this piece of Industrial heritage didn’t find them, but there was evidence for open-cast mining in the area and landscaping prior to the construction of the school.
Its possible that the tramway was removed prior to the construction of what was then Ashmore Park Primary School, before it amalgamated with Danesfield School- making it the former Danesmore School.
Local History is important and I am pleased that the City Council made this dig. Just disappointing that the tramways were not uncovered.
Ashmore Park Colliery was an important Pit in the area at the time. The coal was moved from the Ashmore Park Colliery via the Tramway direct to the Wyrley & Essington canal and then transported to other towns and cities in the sub region via water.