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Cauldon Lowe plateways

Drum plinths

These large stone foundations used to belong to the "drum" that was used with the endless steel rope to pull the empty carts of the 1847 rack railway back up the inclined plateway with the weight of the full carts going down.

Froghall Wharf

Now a sleepy end to the Caldon Canal, this place was once the busy loading point for limestone brought down the tramways from the quarries at Cauldon Low

Helen sent us this reminiscence: I used to play in the Froghall Valley as a child, we used to walk along Hazles Cross Road in Kingsley Village, along the Sprink, past the old 'pop' factory and down the banks to Froghall.

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