Welcome to the unofficial Lock 38 information website - created by residents, for residents.
Click here to learn about the old Twyfords factory, the invention of flushing loos, our historic links with the world's largest circus,
and the debate about 'Cliff Vale' or 'Cliffe Vale'?
28th March 2010
Anglo-Saxon Encampment at the Etruria Industrial Museum, by the Poor Knights of St. Chad! ...
28th Mar 2010
Glenn Airey from the Etruria Industrial Museum leads a guided history walk around Etruria ...
14th August 2010
The annual Hartshill Summer Festival - with marching band, Punch & Judy show, motorcycle display team and gog training show ...
Right here on our doorstep:
The Trent & Mersey canal:. Some 5,000 classic narrowboats pass by Lock 38 each
summer, gently and quietly puttering along the canal, as the boaters watch the wildlife. Stop and chat, if they happen
to be 'moored up' near Lock 38, and you'll find that many boaters have fascinating tales to tell about their journey.
A national-quality bicycle path, along the canal-side: The towpath
is a level off-road bicycle path, the official "No.5" long-distance route
on the national network. Most of the surface was refurbished and re-laid in 2006.
It is patrolled and looked after by volunteer SUSTRANS Rangers and
by British Waterways. The
Etruria Industrial Museum is a
very short walk along the path. The path will also take you to Stoke-on-Trent train station and our local Post Office.
The path is part of over 100 miles of new off-road cycle paths through the city.
The park-like and peaceful old cemetery grounds: Listen to the wind in the
huge trees, watch squirrels and birds in the well-kept grounds
of the cemetery,
or stroll the wide paths. At the top, it meets up with the refurbished Hanley Park.