Making our way
The former wharf buildings, now Grade II listed.
This is what remains of the Daimler works. Daimler were the makers of the first production car in 1897 and the building above is the former Engine House.
We're leaving town...
Well converted industrial buildings
Cash's weavers houses
Just along from the former power station you pass this row od rather elegant houses. The lower two floors were family accommodation and the upper floor was for weavers looms which were powered by a steam engine. Look at the size of the windows on the upper floor. I would think that this was for silk weaving.
The canal was lined by plane trees and laurel along this stretch
I heard the distinctive note of a Bolinder engine then this came into view Nb Spey
Longford Bridge looking towards the wide canal at the former Longford junction.
Formerly Longford Junction the original junction of the Coventry and Oxford canals - now at Hawkesbury Junction. Where the boats are moored was formerly a wharf.
Going under the M6 motorway
Moored below at Sutton Stop where we will stay for the weekend.