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Woolston New Cut Series 1: Round the Bend
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Woolston New Cut is a series of 7 caches laid in close proximity to where we live.They are extra small micros, small micros & small tupperware boxes. Ideally they can be completed as circuit starting from Wanna buy a Car? & finishing at the Dog & Partridge.This one is a small burgundy micro just large enough to fit a pencil & log.
The name of the district of Woolston first appears in a charter dated about 1180.A family called Woolston lived in a manor there until it passed by marriage into the family of Hawarden of Flintshire in the fifteeth century, and by marriage again in 1575 to the Standish family. The manor was now called Woolston Hall and stood in the vicinity of what is now Hall Road.
For many centuries after the Norman conquest, Woolston remained a quiet backwater. It was connected to its nearest neighbour Warrington by an early, primitive road, and to Thelwall across the River Mersey by a ferry, a service which continued until a few years ago. Early in the eighteenth century a short canal, the first Woolston Cut, was constructed as part of an early navigation scheme designed to eliminate the long bends in the river in its course eastwards from Warrington. Less than a century later a second canal, the New Cut was opened. Woolston remained essentially a small farming community, separated by fields from its neighbours.
In the last thirty or so years, major changes have taken place in Woolston. The opening of the motorway network, together with the development of Manchester airport have led to a period of expansion in Woolston and the surrounding areas. Industrial estates have been built allowing businesses easy access to all major traffic routes. This has led in turn to a large house building programme and most of the green fields of thirty years ago have disappeared. New schools, shops, doctors’ surgeries and churches have been built to accommodate the influx of people to the area.
However the area around the New Cut & the River Mersey remain pretty much as they were 200 years ago. You will be able to see quite clearly what was the New Cut Canal as you walk along the pathway.
Tb vagb gur ohfurf & ybbx oruvaq gur gerr.
Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:39:05 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:39 PM GMT)
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