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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Help Out Mill

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This morning Jo and I walked to Help Out Mill. There is a footpath which starts from the towpath between Turn Bridge and Town Bridge here at Shackerstone.

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Before we got to the start of the footpath, Jo took this photo of the mound in the field which is part of Wharf Farm. This mound is apparently part of the motte and bailey of Shackerstone Castle which once stood here.

We followed the way marks until we arrive at Help Out Mill.

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The photo below is what may well have been the mill owners rather grand house, built against the mill, which can just be seen to the right.

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Adjacent to the mill is the Help Out Mill Restaurant, which is built in the old granary.

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We returned to Shackerstone via the road which crosses the railway, and then the canal at Town Bridge, but we decided to walk along the railway bed to the station. They have been busy preparing the railway stock ready for the Santa Specials, which start tomorrow.

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Keith.

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