Stoke Golding, the "Birthplace of the Tudor Dynasty", on the Ashby Canal has a number of blue plaques dotted around the village.
What a strange thing to commemorate with a blue plaque!
I looked it up: according to the village website the box mangle was used more for "polishing" laundry than for squeezing water out. Possibly an early form of ironing.
We beat the River Severn and what is the Parting? - Well, that was well timed! *We beat the River Severn* as the day after we arrived in Gloucester it rose and Upper Lode Lock was closed! Yeah! [image: boa...
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