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19FoleshillRd
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1 of 3  Sun 10th Apr 2011 12:19pm  
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Does anyone know the origin and the name of the brook that appeared at George Eliot Rd, ran down under Eagle St, behind Springfield Rd and Howard St, ending up I think, in Swanswell Park? Could it have been an overflow from the canal? It's culverted now like the Sherbourne.
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dutchman
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2 of 3  Sun 10th Apr 2011 5:48pm  
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The brook which feeds the Swanswell is known as the River Arthur. It predates the canal by many centuries. There are many such streams in the Hillfields area which I think have since been incorporated into the rainwater drainage system?
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19FoleshillRd
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3 of 3  Mon 11th Apr 2011 5:21pm  
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Thank you Dutchman, mystery solved. We used to play in the brook, by the 5 ways bomb site in the early 50's, on our way home from John Gulson School.
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