What a wet day! And now the wind has picked up, too. But I'll start at the beginning.
We walked down the towpath in the rain to St. Peter's Church, just a few minutes down the towpath from our mooring in Walsden, for the 0930 service.
The church was built in the mid 19th century; as preparations were under way for the centenary in the 1950s it was gutted by fire. Insurance money paid for rebuilding - and the result is a marvellous 1960s interior in the Victorian shell.
As you may deduce, the boat stayed tied up all day. The forecast for tomorrow isn't promising anything much better, so we may yet get to sample Grandma Pollard's famous fish and chips.
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