Interesting town. They are proud of the fact they are a canal town, and in fact it is easy to access the town from the canal. A couple of pubs at the lock and across the road help.
Christina Collins has been remembered here. She was raped and murdered on a barge (public transport maybe?) on the way to London to visit her husband. She told the lock keepers in Stone she felt threatened but they said they couldn’t do anything and let the people in London know. The found her body in Rugeley the next day.