Sunday, 29 December 2013

Picturesque wharf

Once this quiet place was a centre of industry...! 
Froghall, on the Caldon Canal a few miles north of Cheadle, was an area famous for processing copper as well as limestone.

You can still see the old wharves-type buildings (in pic) by the canal, from where the industrial barges would pick up their limestone load.  It looks quite incongruous, now that it's been turned into something of a beauty spot here.    But, in fact, older folk still call this area Froghall Wharf.

1 comment:

  1. I hate it when they try to change the name of an area, bit like an old hospital near me where we still call it bu it's old name Fairmile