Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Start of the Caldon canal

Here's the statue of Mr Brindley at the start of the Caldon canal.

Hanley church in the distance.

A bit of our industrial heritage.
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Sunday, 26 February 2012

nb Stella - Caldon Canal

This was the first outing this year for our shared ownership narrowboat Stella.
This is the view from our current berth at Festival Park Marina, Stoke on Trent.
A Toby carvery! Very good it is too - and excellent value of course.
We stayed where we were for the first night and visited the carvery!


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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Phantom snorer...

I knew it wasn't me!
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Saturday, 18 February 2012

Lode Water Mill - Exterior

Water wheel in action.
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Thursday, 16 February 2012

Lode Water Mill - Interior

Here's the promised video of the working water mill.
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Saturday, 11 February 2012

Lode Water Mill

This is Lode Water Mill in the grounds of Anglesey Abbey.

They had quite a lot of eager visitors - some just eager to get out of the cold, I think?

The mill was in full working order grinding flour.

As a special treat next time- some video!
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Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Back to Anglesey Abbey...

More of the colourful winter garden.

Aha! some snowdrops!

Very spectacular stand of trees.
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Sunday, 5 February 2012

We interrupt this blog....

Here are some photos taken from the St.Mary's church tower this morning.



A bit more down to earth.

Man and dog - not great quality as taken with the camera phone and them 'zoomed in' quite a bit.
Very good though!
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Thursday, 2 February 2012

Anglesey Abbey winter garden

Here's the spectacular winter garden at Anglesey Abbey as promised.
There were quite a lot of visitors around but I managed to get some good photos by being patient!






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