Thursday, 22 August 2013

Northwich again.

IMG_4026 Dutton IMG_4028 Wspns Penny Black IMG_3886 Ws Penny Black

The tap was on our visitor mooring, so after filling our water tank we went up Dutton Locks after four boats had been disgorged from it. From the footbridge below Saltersford Locks we could see the cottages on the hillside above on the Trent and Mersey Canal. Arriving at Northwich a boat was just vacating a space for us to manoeuvre into, perfick we thought! We went into town taking our trolleys in order to stock up with food. This would be the last chance to do a ‘big shop’ for quite some time. I was treated to lunch in The Penny Black and chose their excellent juicy Cod and Chips. Their blue plaque outside says it was a purpose built Post Office in 1914 and is one of the largest lift-able buildings. This means that it could be jacked up in case of subsidence due to the extensive salt mining locally.

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