I had a look around on the internet to see if I could find anything out about Woodend Lock. It seems that it was at Woodend Lock and it seems that in the famous case of the murder of Christina Collins by some of the crew of a Pickfords Packet boat first reported her loss to the Lock Keeper at Woodend Lock. It was the Captain of the boat James Owen who reported that she had drowned her self. He body was later found at the Trent aqueduct near Rugeley, called Brindley Steps, or now bloody steps. I must research the murder at some stage as it was massive news in its day, 1839. Just south of the lock Lichfield Council built a sewage farm and Woodend lock was where coal for the facility was transferred to road haulage. In 1885 the council bought Woodend Farm and by 1890 the farmhouse and buildings had become an isolation hospital.
I was relieved the next morning to see the sick man from yesterday up and about this morning. He was thinking that he had a strain more than anything, but he and his wife had a long list of health problems so The truth could be anything. We re-emphasised that he should get checked out as soon as possible