Tuesday, 22 April 2014


Just an hours gentle cruise to moor at Bollington Aqueduct, Sue wanted to use the laundrette in town to wash the bed linen (well it has been a year). We handed the laundry to a Dot Cotton look-alike with a fag hanging between her lips, then we went and explored Bollington and found the CoOp for a few supplies. 

On the way back to the boat we came across the Vale Inn, it is quite easy to miss as its in the middle of a row of terraced cottages.. a good place to wait for the laundry to be ready. Baguette and Bollington Best for lunch, one of the regulars at The Vale Inn told us that Bollington was in the Guinness book of records for the worlds highest ratio of pubs to people, perhaps this is why the area is also known as 'Happy Valley'.

Clarence Mill
The present Clarence Mill built-in 1877 replaced an earlier mill of 1837. It has had a chequered history from its cotton spinning heyday, it was a stocking manufacturer in the 1930s, a billet for US Marines prior to the D-Day landings and now a mixed-use of residential and business premises.

Idyllic street scape

Town park
Attractive Church is now residences.
FL is up on the Aqueduct. 
Brought back some memories.

An old farmhouse and listed building ..AD1365 on the plaque

Thought we would try The Vale Inn for lunch.

One for the hard core.

Quiet events at the Vale.

Sue reading about the demise of David Moyes


Nb Yarwood said...

Goodness, they haven't killed him have they? That would seem a bit extreme!

Andy said...

Not yet Lesley, he'll be laughing all the way to the bank.... Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City will all be sorry to see him go.