Down by the Cut, Stone

A few images of a walk along the Trent and Mersey canal in Stone….

It was bitterly cold but the sun was shining. It’s a popular, busy section of the cut between the Potteries and the open fields and heathland of mid Staffordshire.

Lock by the old workhouse bridge
Crown wharf
Old Joule’s brewery
Wharf looking north!

On the brown tourist signs Stone is marketed as a canal town and indeed the pics above are just a hundred metres or so from the High Street. Interestingly Tom Fort, writing about the Trent, thought Stone had turned its back on the county’s biggest river in favour of the cut.

It’s an interesting point but the cut brought industry and jobs and now brings leisure. The Trent, of course, was vital to that industry too and suffered at the hands of it. But that’s for another time.

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