Stoke on Trent is a fascinating place to boat through, the remains of old industry litter the banks of the canal,
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Of the mighty Shelton Steelworks, with its 10,000 strong workforce, five coal mines, steel works and rolling mills, blast furnaces and by-products factory, not a trace remains.
Out of interest Shufflebottom probably originally indicated someone who lived at the bottom of a valley.
This one is especially for Geoff on Seyella.
What is the difference between football and rugby?
Football is where the players spend 90 minutes pretending they're hurt.
Rugby is where the players spend 80 minutes pretending they're not hurt.
Now moored near Barlaston, on to Stone tomorrow.
Watch this space..........