Diver Helps Repair Bridge at Coleshill

These interesting pictures show Mr Alan Carr helping to repair the bridge on the A446 over the river Tame at Coleshill. The photos were taken in 1968 and the diver’s suit looks very old-fashioned to our eyes, but clearly it enabled the job to be done satisfactorily. His helper is chief diver Robert McCann.

Does anyone remember this event on September 8th 1968?  It must have generated quite a stir locally.