Reflections

More time passes and I finally create another blog post. The last part of August was spent visiting Mum in hospital. She had thought she was being admitted because of an uncomfortably irregular heartbeat and a deterioration in her diabetic condition. However, it was discovered that she had pancreatic cancer. Often referred to as the …

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Hard Graft

Mossdale, the last remaining all-wooden ‘Mersey flat’, has been preserved and is now on display at the National Waterways Museum. From the mid-18th century right up to the 1970s the canal system provided a convenient, country-wide freight route. Its heyday can be firmly placed during the early 19th century as it met the burgeoning transport …

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