Christmas in England 2006
DAY 15: Friday 5 January
Moorcroft Pottery, Burslem, Stoke on Trent
Friday, we left Ashbourne early and headed west towards Stoke on Trent. We had booked a tour of the Moorcroft Pottery Factory for 11am. Being their first working day after the Christmas shutdown, and being the middle of Winter, we were the only people on the tour. It was a wonderful time. We received personal service from all of the staff, and in return we were able to tell them a lot about New Zealand.
One of the many natural attractions in the Peak District is Thor's Cave, a large cave high up the side of the Manifold valley. We approached from the A523 then the winding road to Wetton, rather later in the day than I had planned, but the heavy rain clouds had departed and the late afternoon sun shone through. We parked the car in a small lane near Wetton, and I walked, or rather slipped and slithered along the lane and across a field to the cave.
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