In Loughborough to see my sister and her cat. We settle on a trip to Bosworth to get some History. The visitors' centre is reached after a certain amount of getting lost on the back roads. It gives you an excellent account of the battle and then spoils it, to my mind, by admitting at the end that no-one actually knows where the battle was.

The other stop is Foxton locks, which consists of a flight of staircase locks and a disused inclined plane - a crazy device for raising wheeled troughs of water containing boats up a slope. It wasn't found to be economical for particularly long, so naturally there are enthusiasts who want to rebuild it.

The locks themselves are closed at the moment for repair, and the gates are all open.

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