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Falling Sands.

Sunrise: 05.10   Sunset: 09.20 170 metres downstream of the former Falling Sands Rolling Mills and Cottages’ site mentioned in my last post, is another vantage point. I can look across the River Stour and the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal from … Continue reading

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A Healthy Fascination.

Sunrise: 05.07   Sunset: 09.23 I have had a deep fascination with Wilden Marsh for many years. A new story seems to present itself with every visit. Moonlit evenings provide the best atmosphere. I’m never lonely or afraid when walking … Continue reading

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Sink or Swim?

Sunrise: 04.46   Sunset: 09.33 Modern world technology first touched Wilden Marsh and Meadows in 1511, with the building of a water powered fulling mill by William Baylly on the River Stour, at Wilden Village. This was the first of … Continue reading

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Help! How do I get out of this valley?

An Act passed in 1662 authorised the Earl of Bristol, Lord Windsor and Thomas Smyth of London, to make the Stour navigable from the River Severn to the collieries around Stourbridge; opening up and developing sales outlets further south, in … Continue reading

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