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... sluices were opened and closed in the correct sequence.
After that had a meal at the Queen Victoria which is a very old pub, and then a walk around the shops in the old town. The shops are at ground level and also on an upper level. Chester isan old Roman town and has kept it's character throughout hundreds of years. The wall is still in remarkble condition and is almost 90% complete.
Back down the motorway on Thursday to Ellesmere Port where the Waterways museum is. I guess you have to like boats, especially narrow boats, to enjoy a day out here. Just like yeaterday the weather was kind n the morning, but by 3.30 it was getting dark and cold.
still, we had a good look around the museum and spent about three hours there. Lots of things to see and in summer there are boat trips up the canal.
A good day out.
... Sunlight Soap. Mr Lever became Lord something and his company merged with a Danish company to became one of the largest in the world, Unilever.
He built Port Sunlight as housing for his workers and they were the best their was at that time. Hot and cold water, large and comfortable. The village had a swimming pool, community halls and lots ...
Yesterday was cold but fairly sunny and we had a walk along the Trent and Mersey Canal, through a large park area and back along the Weaver to Anderton. Had lunch at the local pub. We have been to the Trent and Mersey before, it starts in the Nottingham area and we walked along it at Shardlow near Derby. We have now walked along both ends of the canal as Anderton is very near the end where it joins the Mersey.
... school on an excursion with a Roman soldier in his gear leading them. He was quite funny as he was barking orders like they were his soldiers, they had plastic shields and swords and looked very serious. We then walked the main original street with its mix of old, older and much older such as Tudor buildings dated in the 1600's, lots of people and a market atmosphere with Xmas stalls. Next stop is Friars ...