Sunday, 19 June 2011

A Day Near Manchester

We had a most interesting day driving north to Bolton just north of Manchester.  We spent our time with fellow blogger Peter and his wife Margaret from nb Kelly Louise.

They took us to the Portland Basin Canal Museum located in an old Ashton Canal warehouse on the junction of the Peak Forest, Ashton and Huddersfield canals.  The museum was quite interesting; probably even more so when Peter started to translate the local dialogue coming from the mannequins! Smile

The museum is on the ground floor and the basement.  It appears the upper floors are apartments.

I hate to show my age but I actually recognised some of the implements and furniture in the kitchen and parlour.

Outside moored in the basin was favourite mother-in-law’s accommodation

When we walked out to view the canal junction it started to look very familiar.  We had passed this way when we completed the Cheshire Ring in 2007.  I remember we either misjudged the turn or the towpath leapt out at us!

The Peak Forest Canal was a particularly attractive area which we will have to cruise again at some future date.

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