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Old February 28th, 2012, 06:17 AM   #201
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When we were there we stayed at a most historic place called The Old House Suites(also called Catherine of Aragon suites). 400 plus yr old beautiful historic home with a terrific, humorous host who knows everything about the history of your town. Anyone who plans on visiting and staying in Shrewsbury would be advised to stay there(found it on Tripadvisor).
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Old February 28th, 2012, 12:20 PM   #202
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YES! That's it! How did you happen to have these pics? Just looking at those is making me feel nostalgic again.

Well, I don't want to give their full names on a public forum but some first names of this group are: Alice(teaches in Italy), James, another James(older--sort of leader), Rosa(German girlfriend of another tall lanky witty Englishman whose name I have forgotten), and Louie(VERY VERY funny young dirty minded Welshman--this guy was a riot and I hope you do know him!). Most of them teach in Shrewsbury.
Hmmm, no, don't think i know those guys.

Those aren't my pictures, I just figured out which pub you meant and googled them
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Old February 28th, 2012, 12:22 PM   #203
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When we were there we stayed at a most historic place called The Old House Suites(also called Catherine of Aragon suites). 400 plus yr old beautiful historic home with a terrific, humorous host who knows everything about the history of your town. Anyone who plans on visiting and staying in Shrewsbury would be advised to stay there(found it on Tripadvisor).
I've heard its good, though obviously with living in the town I haven't stayed there!
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Old May 17th, 2012, 01:42 PM   #204
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I live in York, Pennsylvina, USA. The name of my home town does come from England. But I did not know of Shewsbury, England. Where I live there is also a small town also called Shewsbury south of my city. The city of Lancaster is also used in Pennyslivina as well and many other same towns names from England.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 03:31 PM   #205
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would love to see new pics on this thread.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 06:48 PM   #206
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most definitely!!!
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Old May 17th, 2012, 07:02 PM   #207
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Me too!

So who is coming to take them?
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Old May 25th, 2012, 10:17 AM   #208
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I'm a visitor to the forum - thanks for the fabulous tour (which must have taken you ages); you must love your city. We are thinking about moving to Shrewsbury in the foreseeable future and all these photographs have certainly reminded what a lovely, lovely place it is. I need to do some research re what it offers vis a vis jazz, classical music, etc. Thanks again, truly appreciated
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Thanks, glad you enjoyed the photos.

In terms of music, the main venue to check out is Theatre Severn which has a wide range of performances including touring orchestras, regional opera companies, a bit of ballet and the odd jazz act.

http://www.theatresevern.co.uk/default.asp

There are a few small venues like The Hive and various pubs/hotels that also sometimes host jazz acts.

You can find jazz listings for the town and surrounding area here:

http://www.shrewsburyjazznetwork.co....-listings.html

You can also visit venues further afield like the Birmingham Symphony Hall or Manchester Bridgewater Hall for an evening performance taking the late train back home, Shrewsbury has direct rail links to both.

Hope that helps, any other questions just ask. Where are you based at the moment if you don't mind me asking?
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Love it! How old are the oldest houses or buildings? Do people live in them?
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Old September 18th, 2012, 07:27 PM   #211
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I just went through the thread, Shrewsbury looks lovely!

In the ealier photos there are some cars which are very rare today
I know where lots of the photos were taken now
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Old September 19th, 2012, 02:22 PM   #212
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Love it! How old are the oldest houses or buildings? Do people live in them?
jeje, hello there.

The oldest building is probably the Abbey, part of which is 930 years old. There is a Roman town a couple of kms outside the modern town with remains of buildings 1700 years old.

There are several churches, commercial buildings etc between 400-800 years old but in terms of houses probably the oldest examples still lived in today are from the late 16th and 17th centuries, and there are many from the mid 18th century onwards.

This row of houses was built in 1793 for example...

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nice thread
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thanks for the nice updates...
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jeje, hello there.

The oldest building is probably the Abbey, part of which is 930 years old. There is a Roman town a couple of kms outside the modern town with remains of buildings 1700 years old.

There are several churches, commercial buildings etc between 400-800 years old but in terms of houses probably the oldest examples still lived in today are from the late 16th and 17th centuries, and there are many from the mid 18th century onwards.

This row of houses was built in 1793 for example...
Your town is very lovely. This question might sound dumb, but I don´t know and I´m curious. How was plumbing for sewerage done in old constructions? Do they have to tear parts of the building? How was it done in Shrewsbury? Becos I doubt they had it since the beginning.
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Good question, some 18th century houses had plumbing but only the wealthier ones I think.

When systems were later fitted to properties they probably did have to knock some holes in interior and exterior walls but the pipes are quite small so the damage would not be very big.

The earliest known examples of plumbing systems used in the British Isles are at the neolithic village of Skara Brae on the Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland. The homes there are around 4500-5000 years old and feature fresh water storage tanks and waste disposal channels leading from toilets to the exterior of the houses.

http://www.ancientworlds.net/aw/Board/590847
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A nice photo montage of an ongoing restoration project in the town has been published on the BBC website.

The project is uncovering a 13th century merchant's mansion house in the middle of the town which had been completely covered by redevelopments in the subsequent centuries. The building was most recently the town's theatre until 2009 when a new venue was constructed, after restoration it will host the town museum, tourism office and a restaurant.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-19667481
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Good question, some 18th century houses had plumbing but only the wealthier ones I think.

When systems were later fitted to properties they probably did have to knock some holes in interior and exterior walls but the pipes are quite small so the damage would not be very big.

The earliest known examples of plumbing systems used in the British Isles are at the neolithic village of Skara Brae on the Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland. The homes there are around 4500-5000 years old and feature fresh water storage tanks and waste disposal channels leading from toilets to the exterior of the houses.

http://www.ancientworlds.net/aw/Board/590847
Thanks. I always been curious becos in México there are colonial homes where people still live in houses built a couple centuries ago, but not in the pyramids and in Europe there are plenty of old constructions were people live so I wanted to know.

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This area in Sundorne is just about as 'ghetto' as it gets in Shrewsbury and it's not really that bad.



So this are your ¨favelas¨? LOL. That would be like middle-income in LATAM. You have it really good in your city.
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Didn't go to work today as I heard there were train problems.

So I went out and took some pics of the snow.

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