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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Wolverley.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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