Wednesday, 27 July 2011


IMG_0135 Barlaston Manor   IMG_0136 Wedgewood Factory

After completing our chores aboard we set off on a circular walk up through Barlaston village turning left down a winding, tree lined lane leading to the Wedgewood Factory. We passed the magnificent Barlaston Manor which has a very ornate frontage with octagonal shaped windowpanes and well manicured lawns. It stands on a rise with sweeping views across the landscape beyond it. On arrival we saw a large statue of Josiah Wedgewood which dominated the central courtyard surrounded by the Museum, Shop, Restaurant/Tea Room and Demonstration Workshop. Refreshed with coffee and homemade cake we wandered around their exquisitely displayed products and watched some of the intricate work that was going on in the display area.

IMG_0137 level crossing 

There are many acres of beautifully kept grounds to walk through en-route with a variety of mature trees and a fishing lake. Anyway, we made our way back towards the canal and had to wait for a train to pass at the level crossing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Careful how you go through Stoke. Anyone who puts an 'e' in the middle of Wedgwood tends to get a warm welcome from the locals!