Thursday, 7 April 2011
Back on the Northampton Arm
There were some lovely old yellow stone buildings around the town. It was once a centre for lace making, then shoe making, also had a brewery. Now none of these exist. The local town museum was an interesting place in an old swimming baths built by the local Brewer for his staff to use.
This very tall factory tower which dominates the sky line as you travel the Northampton Arm is the Express Lift factory tower. Lifts were tested here. Its all that is left of the factory now.
Yesterday we left the River Nene and returned to Canal life. The pace seems a little more slow and peaceful. Although the river was pretty too. We hope to continue exploring the river another time, hopefully when there are not so many lock closures.
This fellow was swimming by the lock entrance, a grass snake, harmless but I still felt brave taking his photo.
Thank you Lord.
Ian and Karen