Richard admitted this morning that he had made a mistake yesterday by moving on from Bollington J
We are pretty restricted in where we can go as we are waiting for my glasses to be delivered to Macclesfield so need to hang around. We had hoped that there would be a bus locally which would take us into the town but there wasn’t. So, as we have a moving home, Richard moved further up the canal, winded (turned round) and headed back to Macclesfield, moored up had a quick look round. Set off the wrong way, winded again and off we went BACK to Gurnett Aqueduct.
|The Hovis Mill|
|A pretty canalside property|
Silk was woven in Cheshire from the late 1600s. The handloom weavers worked in the attic workshops in their own homes. Macclesfield was famous for silk buttons manufacture. The supply of silk from Italy was precarious and some hand throwing was done in shades.
|The view from the boat at Gurnett Aqueduct|
Gurnett Aqueduct – Macclesfield – Gurnett Aqueduct4.36 miles