|Moored under the canopy of the huge canal warehouse|
The legacy of that is the ‘Weavers’ Triangle’, a close packed collection of sturdy stone mills, warehouses and associated industrial buildings along the edges of the canal – which was of course a major transport highway for their supplies and produce in the mid 19th century.
But the cotton weaving industry collapsed and so, too, did many of these once proud buildings. Now, though, they are the centre of a major regeneration process, supported in part by the Prince’s Regeneration Trust.
|Seadog Brian admires the new bridge and public space|
We moored up under the canopy of the fine canal warehouse to visit the Weavers’ Trust Museum. Which was shut: it only opens Saturday through to Tuesday afternoons. It was Wednesday. I really struggle with the lack of visitor information about some of these schemes: beyond Wikipedia, there’s little even on the internet.
|Rose Grove – home of rubbish dredged from the canal|
|The Exbury Egg energy efficient workspace|
|Looking down on the town centre from the embankment|
|Oops! A back garden collapsed into the canal|
and left us to listen – and watch on a hiccoughing, sketchy live stream – to Wales sadly losing to Portgual.