Living With Our Rapido 963f Le Randonneur Motor Home.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

The Anchor Inn At High Offley

Today's destination is the Anchor Inn, an old canalside pub that has served boaters for over 100 years, and run by the same family during that time. The interior remains unchanged and ale is served from the jug.


The pub is a well known, no frills venue for boaters and has been for years.
On our way we passed through Woodseaves Cutting, Shebdon Embankment, had a lunch break at Goldstone Wharf, before arriving at our overnight destination at about 4pm.


Through the deep cuttings there are high bridges.




Above is Goldstone Wharf. My first visit here by narrowboat was in 1972, as can be seen by the first image that I took from the same bridge way back then.

On our way again, taken from the boat....


Today turned out to be fine, with only a couple of light showers in the morning. Now we have completed the flight of five locks at Tyrley, there are now no more until we reach Wheaton Aston, which is approaching the end of our journey on the Shropshire Union Canal.


Above is the old Cadbury Wharf at Knighton. Chocolate crumb, the semi-processed raw material used in chocolate was shipped from here by narrowboat to Bournville, where it was processed into chocolate bars. This was always a popular cargo for the children of the boaters.
Onwards tomorrow with no planned locks. Lets hope the weather behaves itself.

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