Clay miles: Henry Doulton in the Black Country

On the North Worcestershire Path, not far from Iverley, there is a broken water pipe lying to one side of the track. It's a bit forlorn, but clearly a very niceĀ thing: it's glazed, and the makers have taken the trouble to brand it: Doulton. There are many industries that have a ready association with the …

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Put yourself in the picture

As you'll have probably gathered, I'm a map fan. However, I'm also aware of their limitations, and the main one is that in real life, no-one looks at or uses the world fromĀ x distance above looking directly down. We operate at ground level. To get an idea of the lie of the land, or its …