Yesterday afternoon after lunch we took a walk into Wolverley as I wanted to refresh my memory of the village. No sooner I saw the house built into the rock, I soon remembered our last visit to this pretty village which lies on the River Stour and is a parish in the Wyre Valley District.
Wolverley was mostly known for the Tin Industry. Wolverley Lower Mill which was established in 1670 by Philip Foley and Joshua Newborough, helped the village play a key role in the early tinplate industry. Sadly there is little to tell the story from the past.
The caves carved into the Red Sand Stone are like something out of the ice age, these days the pub uses them to store chairs and tables. I was most interested in the Stratigraphy (Rock Layering). There were layers of pebbles then layers of smooth rock, if only these layers could talk.
The St. John the Baptist church is quite a pretty little church built out of Red Brick. We were fortunate that the church was open today, so we thought we would go and have a look inside.
What is most interesting is the balcony seating, which I have never seen in a church before.
Having seen everything there was to see, we walked back to the boat and I bought us both an ice cream from the Old Smithy's. That cafe really was doing a roaring business.
Wolverley maybe a small village, but it is incredible pretty with a wide and varied history.