Bath Mill stables

This building overlooking the canal was the stable block from the demolished Bath Mill. There were stables every four miles along the canal. Today it is converted into an attractive canalside house.

Canal horse walking along towpath with handler Canal horse (C) Christine Johnstone

Sylvia Robinson married the son of parents who worked canal barges before the Second World War. Here she talks about the barge horses with her nephew, Bill Robinson. Her father-in-law’s pony had its own special way to stop the horses from slowing down, as well as the ability to terrorise fishermen.

Listen to Sylvia

The next trail QR codes are north beside the Heron Works or south by Moor Lane North Mill.

Last date edited: 17 July 2015