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Caption for Wheaton Aston, The Lock C1952: From here the canal maintains a level for over twenty miles until it reaches Tyrley, where a flight of five locks alter the level by 33 ft. At Tyrley the lock keeper's single storey cottage is situated between Locks 1 and 2. From Tyrley the canal crosses the Tern by a single-arched aqueduct and crosses the border into Shropshire.

An extract from Staffordshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Wheaton Aston

Hello to all who live in Wheaton Aston and indeed to those that once lived there. I came with my family. rrother, sister and mother in 1954. Over the years and through reading articles on this site. Wheaton Aston seems to have acquired a poor name. This in my case, I could not agree with. (...Read full memory)

Hi Guys and Gals, We moved to 19, Long Street in about 1967. Being townies from the new estate I suppose we were resented by the original villagers. Being a kid, I don't remember feeling this. We lived opposite the "Fletchers" on Long Street and they sort of took us townies to heart. I think that what a lot of the (...Read full memory)

I moved to the village in 1981, I loved it. Especially coming from a city. I lived on sowdley green, I went to St Marys on school rd, the head teacher was Mr Thompson, with teachers Mr Liddell, Mr Simpson . the the middle school opened and I went there in 85, great memories of playing around the village , around fentonhouse lane , (...Read full memory)

During the school holidays the canal and it's towpath became a playground for many of the village children. Several of us caught the fishing bug and used the canal many times throughout the holiday. We always looked out for a barge called the MENDIP. The bargee was a gentleman called Charlie Atkins. His route was from the (...Read full memory)

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