There’s a lot going in at Etruria canal festival this weekend.
The canal boats have gathered, stalls with hot food, drink, tombolas and lots more have arrived.
The Etruria Industrial Museum steam engine has been fired up and has been in steam. Guided tours show guests around the buildings where bone and flint were burned and ground in order to be added to clay and make fine bone China in the potteries of stoke-on-trent.
The steam engine at the centre of the complex turns the wheels that grind the bone. It is the only steam fired bone mill in the world. The bone and flint was brought along the canals to get it here.
If you want more information look up details of Jessie Shirleys Etruscan Bone and Flint Mill.
I have a stall there selling paintings and prints. As my sketch says, commissions are welcome.
Hopefully the weather will be good tomorrow and I will be able to post a few more pictures. In the meantime have a lovely rest of your day x…