Hello! This isin the heart of Cheshire.
A big THANK YOU to my young daughter for her clever design for 'Winsford'. I feel she has summed up the "wind in the sails", or "ripples on the water" beautifully.
The River Weaver
The River Weaver flows from it's source just south of Nantwich, continues under Winsford Town Bridge, then on to West Point Docks, here it joins the Manchester ship Canal. This river flows for about 20 miles. It is at Winsford Town Bridge where the Flashes have formed.
The Flashes are now an area of natural beauty on the River Weaver, in Winsford. They were caused, and formed, when the underground caverns from where the salt had been pumped out as brine, collapsed.
Around the late 19th and early 20th centuries, The Flashes were a big attraction as a place to 'day-trip' to for people for many miles around. At one time advertising called them the Cheshire Broads, and it was possible to hire boats. The Flashes were also a popular place for spending afternoons off for people within walking distance of them.
Today there is still a holiday feel about the place and there is now a large caravan park as well as a Marina.
Winsford Flash Sailing Club is sited here too. It is a beautiful and peaceful spot ideal for fishing, walking and picnicking, as well as sailing and other water sports.
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