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.