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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Market Bosworth to Stoke Golding

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Stoke Golding

A bright sunny mornings journey started with topping up the water tank at Market Bosworth and then stopping briefly at Sutton Cheney to empty the toilet and dispose of rubbish, before continuing on to Stoke Golding. We have moored just outside Stoke Golding Marina, which has proved to be a deep water mooring for us. After lunch we walked up into Stoke Golding.

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This rather large roadside building is passed on the way up the hill to the village, it is apparently the original factory of H.J. Hall the UK’s largest independent hosiery manufacturer, who are now based in Hinckley.

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This narrow building has some writing on the front, which looks like “Workingman’s Institute”, but it is worn and hard to see clearly.

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This is the George & Dragon pub, which looks very smart, having been refurbished this year..

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The village sign depicts the crowning of Henry Tudor following the Battle of Bosworth.

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This is the church of St. Margaret of Antioch, The white banner is advertising the forthcoming snowman competition, providing there is snow of course!

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This is the White Swan which also seems to have had a recent coat of paint and new signs.

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This house is already to be lit up at night for Christmas.

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When we returned to Hadar, Jo dug out the Christmas decorations, and she set decorated the Christmas Tree.

Keith.

3 comments:

Andy said...

Looking on the village website, about halfway down http://www.stokegolding.co.uk/local_photographs/other_sites_of_interest_files/other_sites_of_interest.htm the big building is identified as "Halls Sock Factory".

Keith (Boatman) said...

Thanks Andy, guess I better put a sock in it!

Keith (Boatman) said...

http://www.hjhall.co.uk/ is the present companies website not only still going but the UK's largest independent sock manufacturer. I have altered the blog to show this. Again many thanks for the info.