Weedon Bec proved very interesting once away from major roads. We visited the Royal Ordnance Depot where the old buildings are now used for a variety of businessess from car repairs, antiques and antiquarian books! It began in 1803 with an Act of Parliament to purchase 53 acres of land.

It was laid out with a canal running along the centre with buildings either side

The old fire engine

Road tunnel below the canal and steps down from the canal

The village information point

Church and interesting notice

 

Braunston tunnel took 33 minutes

 

and to Braunston and its brilliant butchers!

 

The marina and Gongoozler floating cafe and windmill

One of several large and beautiful marinas

 

In the porch of the Boat Inn was this little stall.

 

And so on towards Stockton locks and Blue Lias Bridge which at 12 feet wide and very low had been giving me nightmares for days!

 

 

 

 

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