Dating in stoke on trent
An English Civil war battle was fought just to the north at Hopton Heath.
Josiah Wedgwood was involved in getting the canal built and the Wedgwood factory and museum are canalside just south of Stoke on Trent.
However the Caldon and Uttoxeter Canals Trust have restored what was the first lock at Froghall on the Uttoxeter Canal.
This canal was closed in the nineteenth century and a railway built over it.
The railway subsequently closed and part of it is now reopened as the Churnet Valley Railway.
There are hopes that eventually both the railway and canal can reach Uttoxeter again, running through the Churnet Valley. The Anderton Boat Lift has two large watertight tanks which can each take two full length narrowboats.
From humble beginnings Milton Bridge has grown and developed from manufacturing Jewellery Enamel to expanding into Ceramics and Glass colours.
The locks got their name not because there are so many, but because they are rarely close enough together to walk and work easily.
Although the locks are large and the river once carried heavy traffic the coasters which came up to Northwich finished a few years ago, and there is currently no commercial traffic on the River.
Based on the Shropshire Union near Chester, Halcyon Days Canal Boat Hire offer the keenest priced boating holidays on the Trent & Mersey and Llangollen canals, the Cheshire and Four Counties rings and beyond.
Saltersford has a kink because tunnelling started at different points and didn't quite meet in the middle!
Preston Brook has a large central chamber where a collapse was repaired, and cruising through the pitch dark confines of Harecastle tunnel is an experience nobody forgets!