Thursday, February 09, 2006


parishmouse is being updated every day with material culled from old directories and other sources about the West Midland Counties. Well I think it is all West Midlands. Spend a little time with it. Its interface seems quirky to begin with, but I can see the point of it. Rather than a bland home page telling you the history of the project, it shows you the latest relevant material first, throwing you into reading the text. Addictive of course, especially since I had been searching for something completely different when I ran across it, then spent two hours reading.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Droitwich Canals

Droitwich Canals Trust have an interesting page about the history of the two canals - The Droitwich Barge Canal from Droitwich to the River Severn at Hawford and the Droitwich Junction Canal, which links the town to the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. I walked part of the Barge Canal yesterday as part of a (long) walk from Mitre Oak to Worcester. As long as it hasn't rained recently, the canal is easily walkable.