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Jul 2, 2015 - Hindley to Stoke-on-Trent

It was back to the Canals this morning. The tracks were generally better than yesterday - no grass. Still the occasional narrow dirt track, felt like mountain bikers at times. What was really annoying and really slowed us down was all the barriers. Most required lifting bikes or backing them into to a shute. One section we were supposed to cross the canal at a Lock. There was no way we would have done that without completely unloading the bikes. Luckily, I could see another path on google maps that followed the canal for maybe 10-15kms and...

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Jul 11, 2013 - Wedgewood Museum & Factory visit

Bruce is still experiencing a cold, so we decided to make this another day off the bike. Having dined on the second best B & B breakfast in Staffordshire (at the New Hayes Farm) and with great directions from Jayne, the owner of New Hayes, we headed back towards Stoke-on-Trent (oh no-o-o-o-o!) but with insider information (from Jayne) for taking a back route to the Wedgewood Museum and Factory near Trentham where we spent several, fascinated hours. Josiah Wedgewood, it seems, was a remarkable liberal, intelligent man with an enquiring mind...

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Jul 10, 2013 - Stoke-on-Trent - Pottery Country

Chester to Stoke-on-Trent – more specifically, Hanley, darkest Stoke! Our route from Chester had to take us back a good part of the way we had come since yesterday so that Bruce could resume his cycling route. We had coffee in yet another stunningly picturesque little village (ho hum) called Lymm then, after seeing Bruce off on the right road, I had a lovely drive for a while, intending to meet him at Wilkesley, south of Nantwich, but then I realized I was pretty close to Church Munshill, a place I knew he had to go through, and that it...

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Jul 6, 2011 - Stoke-on-Trent / Birmingham / Stratford-upon-Avon

Farewelled Malc and Ann after a short but grateful and lovely stay. Headed to Birmingham to visit the biggest Cadbury shop in the world! Stocking up for the drive we head to Shakespeare country. We stop at the very popular village Stratford-upon-Avon. Not enjoying our school days studying Shakespeare we decide against the costly visit to Shakespeare's Birthplace, Nash's House (his final home), Anne Hathaway's Cottage (his future bride's family home), Hall's Croft (Jacobean home of his daughter) and Mary Arden's Farm (his mum's childhood...

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Jul 5, 2011 - Stoke-on-Trent

Spent the morning trying to uploads photo's.....what a nightmare! After a delicious roast chicken lunch we visited the Wedgwood Museum and Shop at Barlaston. Dan with his great pottery skills had a go at the potter's wheel, making himself a lovely Wedgwood bowl, which will be sent to him in Australia in 2-3wks time, once it has been through the kiln and what ever else is required for the product to set. It was then back home for more photo uploading. Not having tasted Black Pudding we sat down to dinner....guest what we had, Black Pudding...

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Jul 4, 2011 - Caernarfon / Stoke-on-Trent

Over the biggest breakfast yet we chatted to a farming couple from Birmingham way. Not seeing much of Caernarfon yesterday we visited the Caernarfon Castle, probably the best looking castle so far as most of the walls/towers etc are in tact. We then took a walk through the town's square, checking out the quirky little streets and along the promenade that lines the Menai Strait. Wanting to see most of the country side we start the drive through the beautiful Snowdonia Mountains, stopping at the lovely village of Beddgelert, Betws-y-coed and...

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