Monday, 16 August 2010

More Authentic Places in 'A Time for Living'

In last week's post I commented on The Malt Shovel at Cowley and The Navigation Inn at Stoke Bruerne  This week I want to introduce you to two other places at Stoke Bruerne,
The Boat Inn, an important place in the book as Geoffrey Summers (James Bond, without the gadgets, as a reviewer of the book described him) the main protagonist, meets up with Sam and Josh, travellers on the narrowboat Princess    The Boat Inn, situated by the top lock and opposite the Canal museum has been in the Woodward Family since 1877. It has four bars, a restaurant and a bistro The restaurant is housed in an extension, and has a timber and stone barn style and overlooks the top lock of the canal.  It was opened in 1976 and has an adjoining cocktail bar.

Housed in a restored Corn Mill by the canal The National Waterways Museum is a must for visitors and canal enthusiasts. The museum shows the amazing feats of engineering that created the waterways of England. Working models, videos, pictorial  and three dimensional displays bring the 200 year old history of the waterways to life.  There is a cafe where visitors can have a cup of coffee and watch the canal narrowboats pass by and a shop where canal books and souvenirs of all types can be bought. The museum also has it's own school and runs a number  of craft courses associated with the waterways.

Mention of the these two places is on Pages 143/144 of the book A Time for Living. As with all the places referred to in these articles, comments and opinions are eagerly sought. Left click on comments below and make your comment. If you wish for a reply give your E mail address. (Note;- This will not be included in your comment and is purely for the purpose  of replying)    have a good week and please come back next week for more Authentic canal places mentioned in the book A Time for Living by Colt
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