Stoke-on-Trent - photo of the week
Canal narrowboat at West End Village, Stoke
The Newcastle-under-Lyme to Stoke canal
was a 4 mile level canal from the Trent & Mersey Canal at Stoke to
It was authorised by an Act of 1795 and
completed in about 1800, part closed in 1921 and abandoned in 1935 -
subsequently filled in.
Canal narrowboat at West End Village, Stoke - painted by artist Rob Pointon
photo: April 2011
"This optical illusion of a narrowboat being steered along a canal has been painted by Staffordshire artist Rob Pointon.
Sentinel Newspaper - 27
West End Village, Stoke
West End Village on the corner of London Road and Corporation Street, Stoke
|Built on the site of the former Bilton Pottery Works, the complex offers assisted living - it was opened in January 2011.|
the bridge in Corporation Street where both parapets have survived
1898 OS Map showing the Newcastle canal as it runs through Boothen -parallel with London Road
is the Monument to Timothy
Trow (still standing)
Green Square is where there was a foot bridge over the canal near the Villas
Red square is where the canal went under Corporation Street (parapets still standing)
The Newcastle-under-Lyme to Stoke canal - "A branch canal from this town, about four miles in length, joins the Trent and Mersey canal at Stoke; and another to Apedale is used chiefly for the conveyance of coal hither."