Sorry to bore any non-history loving fans but here's another house we recently visited. Again it's near a canal though further south than Little Moreton Hall. Wightwick Manor (pronounced "Wittick") is situated at Tettenhall near Wolverhampton and about half a mile from the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal. The house is in a grand version of … Continue reading Wightwick Manor
We spent most of October on the lovely Llangollen Canal, our third cruise there, with a meander on the Montgomery for the first time ...
I'd wished for lots of adventures OFF our boat for my sixtieth year. I haven't been disppointed. It's been incredible. It's nice to be back on board now ...
"There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile. He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile. He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse, and they all lived together in a little crooked house." Seems very apt for this house! Little Moreton Hall also known as Old Moreton Hall is a moated half-timbered … Continue reading Little Moreton Hall
This is another of Barry's random and retro blog posts of photos from our various journeys. This one from Marple to Bugsworth Basin on the Peak Forest Canal back in June. Stopping in Marple we took a short walk down the 16 Marple Locks. It had only recently re-opened after an 18 month repair job … Continue reading The Peak Forest Canal – Marple to Bugsworth Basin
There's been rather a resurgence of interest around all aspects of the Inland Waterways of UK in recent few years. Including an abundance of TV programs featuring well-known celebrities - Great Canal Journeys, Slow TV, Barging Around Britain, and Celebrity Five Go Barging to name a few. Maybe such exposure will help preserve this historical … Continue reading Ten Things I Love About Living On A Narrowboat
Our next festival was at Bugsworth Basin so from Middlewich it was back up the Trent and Mersey to join the Macclesfield Canal at Kidsgrove then up to Marple.