St. Botolphs church here at Newbold was a lot closer to the canal when the old route run past it. I did a post HERE in 2007 about it, so won`t repeat things, but the part between the church and the route to
the pubs has always been a mystery. Out walking, I got in conversation with a man living opposite the church and he had a photograph of the above picture, the original of which hangs in the St. Botolphs.
I have read somewhere the tunnel was 125yds long and this would put the mouth about the middle of the road dead centre of the picture. I paced out across the subsided grass the other side of the hedge to get the direction and distance. The other tunnel mouth is just about where the tall tree to the right of the church tower is. Standing where i took the picture it all looks to much of a hill for a canal route but in 1790ish the geography was a lot different.
Hope if anyone has tried Jaq`s triple caramel cake it went well. All i can say is mine has all gone and i am now into a spice cake with cream cheese frosting. All Jaq`s wonderful cooking is made from scratch and tastes divine. Yesterday Jaq had me peeling Cardamom pods to use the seeds, after grinding, to flavour the spice cake.
Ok enough of that side of the blog but the afternoon cuppa and cake tasted so good I felt the need to mention it.