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The Stoke area

After saying a few days ago how unusual I thought it was to see a sign telling horse riders to dismo... The benguin now arriving on platform 1 is the 1017 to Macclesfield. A viewpoint. I'm now at the end of a viaduct. I don't know what this thing is but there was a concrete one at the... The viaduct in Bollington. The view from the viaduct. This is slowing me down a bit. Crossing the Macclesfield bypass. A car wash. The design of footballs has changed a few times since the game was established.... Macclesfield. Altrincham and Macclesfield are fairly close together and play in the same division. What must be co... First game 1891. Capacity 6355. Figures of 7002 and 9003 both get quoted for the record attendance.... 17. Macclesfield Town... This wall has a series of mosaics representing aspects of the club, in what looks like approximate c... The M6 near Sandbach. Crewe is known as a major railway interchange. The football ground in Crewe, seen from the station. I was amused by the idea of being able to get a railway ticket off the back of a lorry.... The Alexandra Stadium, also known as Gresty Road, the home to third division team Crewe Alexandra. F... 18. Crewe Alexandra... What? The tower block is Rail House, next to the station. Crewe Alexandra gets its name from the fact that... Is that meant to say "use the bathrooms"? Approaching Stoke-on-Trent, after I went the wrong way and had to come up a long hill on a dual carr... JCB World Logistics. This looks like it's going to be another cycle lane. The barriers are the same shape as many that I'... The Staffordshire Potteries has been a major centre for the production of ceramics for about 300 yea... The library and swimming pool in Tunstall. "Tunstall Free Library" Vale Park, home of Port Vale, yet another third division club. First game 1950. Capacity 19052. Reco... Vale Park.... The club's car park seems to double as a minicab depot. 19. Port Vale... The conical structure is the top of a pottery kiln. Hanley. Hanley. That looks like it used to be a pub. Now it's taking the name of "Wood Terrace" quite seri... Stoke. A remarkably sparse cemetery. It's not a newly-opened one. The grave nearest to me dates from 1880. In ... This was the Victoria Ground, where Stoke City played from 1878 to 1997. It was one of the grounds i... A back street. The site of the Victoria Ground. The green river running from right to left is the Trent, a river which is often overlooked and is ac... Stoke City's new ground is on the right. The canal which shares the Trent's valley but is navigable. The Britannia Stadium, the fifth top-division ground that I've visited. Its first game was in 1997, ... 20. Stoke City... The club shop. I had considered trying to pick up a few bits of tat from some of these shops along t... Rabbits. A look inside the Britannia Stadium. Portland Road Pottery. Potteries. Kilns. The view from another hill. It's nice to be back on country roads. For about three days, I've been either on urban streets or on... A little ford. Horses. The village of Alton, which gives its name to the castle of Alton Towers, and then to the theme park... I suppose the cars match the house. Some scenery and a jacket which I assume somebody must have found on the path somewhere. I don't thi... Ashbourne, seen from my room.