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Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Monday, 18 June 2012


Sunday morning we enjoyed a potter around the town after we had been to church. The United Reformed and Methodist church have joined together in a well adapted building in the centre of the town. It was a baby's baptismal service, so a full church today.

A protest group were camping on the part demolished roundabout in the town. They were not happy about the planned changes to the town centre.

 Leek was a silk town, which also became well know for it's dyeing industry and embroidery work.
Some of the old factory mills are still in evidence, this one with antique showrooms inside now.
And this one now converted into flats and apartments.
Looking along the backs of terraced housed towards the hills, reminding us of Yorkshire.

James Brindley, a well known canal engineer started his working life as a millwright in the corn mill here.  We visited there a couple of years ago when staying nearby with D and R, so didn't go there this time.
Feeling a bit lazy and sleepy this afternoon, so although tempted to explore the canal feeder which runs down from Kipling lake, we only managed part of the way, and didn't get right to the lake, as it was about 3 or 4 miles away. The feeder is rather like a canal in miniature,

Jumble enjoyed the walk and paddling too.

Shame we didn't get to the Lake, we'll have to come back!

1 comment:

  1. When I taught in Manchester, Brindley was the name of one of our houses; school being quite close to the Bridgewater canal which Brindley engineered.