Tuesday 21 July 2015


We awoke to discover we were moored opposite a canal "service station", so made use of the facilities, water,rubbish disposal, oblutions emptying etc before heading off on a long, sunny, lock-less cruise along the Coventry canal and moored for lunch at Polesworth where we made a trip into the large,pretty village for more wound dressings and to view the river Anker, wide, shallow, crystal clear and full of large fish. The colliery at Pooley Hall closed in 1965 and the spoil tip has been transformed into a grassy hill, whilst Pooley Hall,dating from 1509, still overlooks the canal and, until recently was owned and lived in by the soul singer Edwin Starr. Nearby is the Pooley Fields Heritage Centre, celebrating the area's coal mining history.

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