Daily Archive: June 2, 2017

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Brief shore leave from The Bratch

Moored above Bratch Locks, Womborne On Tuesday Cleddau had climbed the three Bratch Locks and been moored on the delightful visitor moorings above. What does The Bratch mean?  Boatwif had wondered the other day… Wikipedia, the internet user’s useful friend, explains it as a familiar Staffordshire word referring to new clearings near the edges of ancient forests. There are no roads nearby and the towpath, though frequently used by local running groups, does not seem to attract cyclists in the same...