The sound of leather against willow on a summer Saturday afternoon and a walk along the Lancaster Canal from Tythebarn House B&B in Holme has a nostalgic feel to it. Over the hedge are the cricketers, distinctive in white and cheering each other on to victory. Just some of the canal-side characters we have here in Holme.
In days gone by the local characters would be seen on the canal as well as beside it. As a corridor for trade between Lancaster and Kendal it was a busy stretch especially around Holme Mills where coconut matting, and later Goodacre Carpet, was manufactured. A ring tie along the way is a reminder of those times when a boat would have moored up. Their horse tethered, with nosebag attached, to rest awhile . Continue reading “Tales from The Canal Bank: June – The sound of leather against willow…..”