We'd had some rain overnight so when we emerged the day was cold, breezy and overcast. Chris wanted to go into town to get some sunglasses but now the weather is changing there seemed no point but we still went for they anyhoo.
Chris got her sun glasses and we headed back to AmyJo but somehow we got a little off track and came across these lovely buildings.
This building was the former School house built with funding from the will of Jane Higginson. The will left instructions to build the school house for teaching poor children. Up to 1897 it had be used primarily as girls school but the school moved to another building as more and more children were attending. It then was used as an infant school.
|The former schoolhouse for the poor|
|St Alkmunds church|
|The lovely form grammar school building now flats|
When we got back to AmyJo we had lunch and then got underway. Taking the painkillers and the walk had eased my back to a comfortable ache up to now.
After stopping for water at Grindley Brook we met the Nb Story Teller and nb Grandad Dyer at Povey's lock. The lady from nb Grandad Dyer helped Chris reset the lock before returning to her own boat. We then repeated this at Willey Moor Lock where we moored up for the night intending to try the pub when it opened at 6pm as it has never been open went we past it in previous years.
|Closed as we descend the lock but open after 6pm|
After dinner we took the short walk back to the pub and had a pleasant pint there. Its a lovely little pub and a bit querky with all its ornate tea pots and Toby uugs everywhere.
|Very ornate tea pots here|
Total distance:2.82 miles Elapsed time:3h8m16s Locks:8 Bridges:7
Average speed:0.90 mph (3.45 lock/mph)
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