Bee on rose

Just a few images from the Grand Union Canal from Warwick to Hatton Locks.

 

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Steam Mill Street

Way back in 1836 Edward Evans was baptised in the Primitive Methodist Chapel on Steam Mill Street, Chester.  According to the register it was on 25 May 1836.  Edward was born on 5 January of that year in the parish of St John’s, the sixth child of William Evans and Priscilla Mould (sic).  So, as I am staying nearby, I went to Chester to see what remains.  Edward was my grandmother’s grandfather.  Some of his story is told in Evans the Boat.

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Edward Evans baptism.

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Worcester

Last week I stayed at Summerfield, just outside Kidderminster.  On Wednesday I doubled up boat-hunting with a trip to Worcester.  Here are few pictures of the cathedral and a few other things that caught my eye.

My main objective was Diglis Basin, but as I approached the cathedral the rain began.  But first, one of the city’s famous residents. Continue reading “Worcester”

Landline to lifeline

You may have noticed that I have been travelling around a lot.  Some of the places I have stayed at have good WiFi, some not so good, some not at all.  So how have I been keeping in touch?

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HUAWEI E5577C in normal mode. The USB lead is only necessary for charging the battery.

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A postcard from Carlton Miniott

(I began writing this on Friday last:  please bear with me.)

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St Lawrence, Carlton Miniott, North Yorkshire.

“Where?!”, I hear you chorus. Continue reading “A postcard from Carlton Miniott”