Monday, 24 December 2012

Workhouse Bridge

Workhouse bridge in Stone, so named after it’s proximity to the workhouse, was renamed ‘Christina’ in memory of Christina Collins who was raped and murdered by the crew of a fly boat she was travelling on in 1839. Her body was found in the canal by the ‘Bloody Steps’ in Rugeley. There is a sculpture on the other side of the canal. (pictured below)


There are those that would say you can see the ghost of Christina on a moonless night, but I think that is wishful thinking given that she travelled at least four locks from here before she was killed.


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