Friday, 5 October 2007

Heading toward the River Stort

4 locks, and 6.5 miles. Now moored by Ryehouse Station on the Lea Navigation.


We had glorious weather this morning to visit Hertford museum and the township itself. The town is like walking back through a time warp as the city father's have shied away from demolish and rebuild. Many buildings have been refurbished to the style of the period of the original builder or era. It was great to see the various styles of architecture within this quaint town which reminded me of what towns in Hertfordshire were like back in the 50's & 60's.

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Hertford Castle


Towpath at Folly bridge in Hertford.

The museum was small but informative with several aerial photographs of the town in earlier days. There was also an Egyptian display, fossilized bones found around the district and a police and prisoner display with an armband made of leather and copper that youths from a reform school had to wear when out and about in town.

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Cheeky squirrel! 

It is with some sadness that we read tonight that Mike Stevens of Felis Catus III had passed away yesterday. We met Mike at Rugby about a month or so back (see here) and have read many of Mike's articles in various canal magazines and he will surely be missed on the cut. Our deepest sympathy's go out to his wife Wendy and family.

Tomorrow its on to the River Stort on our way to Bishops Stortford for the weekend.

728 locks, 1027 miles, 29 Tunnels, 39 swing bridges and 19 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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