Stone was on the main London to North West Coaching road, 38 coaches a day would pass thorough, stopping at several inns and the famous Crown Hotel in the high street. The first meeting of the Grand Trunk Canal Company (later changed to the Trent and Mersey Canal Company) was held there. Those present were the architect James Brindley, Treasurer Josiah Wedgwood (the world famous Wedgwood factorynot far from our yard) and town clerk John Sparrow. The arrival of the canal changed the town, a contemporary source quoted 'from a sleepy market town into a busy inland sea port'. Because of this from Stone you are ideally situated to explore the central shires of England.
Stone holds several events throughout the year, the first Saturday of every month we have a farmers market with approx. 40 Stall holders present, the weeklong Stone festival is held in June, we have a Book Festival in September, Stones Food and Drink festival now ranked one of the best in the country is held in October.
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Suggestions for cruises from Stone
Stone - Coventry - Stone : 177 km, 48 locks, 57 hours
One week Loop
Stone - Autherley - Barbridge - Middlewich - Harecastle - Stone : 174 km, 94 locks, 55 hours
Stone - Fradley - Braunston - Oxford - Stone : 282 km, 138 locks, 131 hours
In 4 days and 3 nights
Stone - Penkridge - Stone : 52 km, 24 locks, 16 hours
In 5 days 4 nights
Stone - Fradley - Stone : 70 km, 22 locks, 20 hours