At the end of a very warm day in June, I set off from Shugborough to Great Haywood, turning there onto the Staffs & Worcester canal because from there down to Autherley is a section of canal I’ve never done before. I moored at Tixall Wide – beautiful – and then headed on around Stafford before being perplexed at what people have at the end of their gardens in Acton Trussell.
Update: it’s been suggested the Acton Trussell mannequins could be related to this https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2019/jun/18/the-circus-and-freddie-mercury-scarecrows-in-staffordshire-in-pictures
Book a stay at Tixall Gatehouse via https://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/search-and-book/properties/tixall-gatehouse-12604/
More info about the restoration of the link to Stafford: https://www.stafford-riverway-link.co.uk/
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