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Old May 22nd, 2007, 02:01 AM   #61
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Great tour of a lovely town. I really have to get to Shrewsbury this summer. Would it be possible to visit Shrewsbury and Ludlow in the same day? I've got American friends coming in a couple of weeks and I'd like to take them to Shropshire. It would be quite a drive from Manchester I know but I think it could be done if you set off early enough.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 03:43 PM   #62
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Great tour of a lovely town. I really have to get to Shrewsbury this summer. Would it be possible to visit Shrewsbury and Ludlow in the same day? I've got American friends coming in a couple of weeks and I'd like to take them to Shropshire. It would be quite a drive from Manchester I know but I think it could be done if you set off early enough.
It would be a long day from Manchester but you could do it as it gets dark late at the moment. Ludlow is about 25-30 miles south of Shrewsbury, the countryside in between the two is very nice and other little towns in the area like Church Stretton, Bridgnorth or Ironbridge are all worth passing through if you've got time.

If you just want to visit those two towns though, there is a direct train service from Manc Piccadilly to Shrewsbury which then continues to Ludlow which could be an option. The train journey is possibly slightly quicker to Manc city centre than the car as the A556 and A49 through Cheshire and Shropshire are a bit of a pain for most of the journey. Arriva Trains Wales who operate the service also do a day return for 3 or 4 people for the same price as 2 people. It depends where in manc you would be setting off from though, if you're in the suburbs, car might be quicker.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 01:45 PM   #63
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Some nice pics Jonesy. I do however have a couple of issues with you
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Your signature "Behold SHREWSBURY, wonder of the ages, metro population of 100,000 including Jonesy55" Since when did Shrewsbury have a metro pop'n of 100k, since when did it have metro area you know you're just a small town in Wales .
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As a Shropshirean or whatever they are called you should point out that Ironbridge is in Telford. Its not a small town on its own any more
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Old June 8th, 2007, 03:41 PM   #64
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Some nice pics Jonesy. I do however have a couple of issues with you
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Your signature "Behold SHREWSBURY, wonder of the ages, metro population of 100,000 including Jonesy55" Since when did Shrewsbury have a metro pop'n of 100k, since when did it have metro area you know you're just a small town in Wales .
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As a Shropshirean or whatever they are called you should point out that Ironbridge is in Telford. Its not a small town on its own any more
Hello Telford&WrekinBoy, I'm pleased you liked the photos

I would respond to your accusations as follows:

A. I've taken the "Metro" area of Shrewsbury to be the Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council area which has a population of just under 100k (96,300 in 2005 to be precise, probably more like 98,000 now). Of course this is not scientific but if you wish to calculate a more accurate figure using any generally used method, please feel free and I will alter the figure.

B. I never claimed that Ironbridge wasn't in Telford, indeed close examination of my post No. 37 reveals that while describing Telford I said that it includes "....older bits too, including the Ironbridge Gorge UNESCO world heritage site." So there
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Old June 8th, 2007, 04:33 PM   #65
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One question and one comment:

Question: Are there many shrews in Shrewsbury?

Comment: This town is way more charming and quaint than Crawley!
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Old June 8th, 2007, 10:08 PM   #66
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Jonesy, I may have skipped that page sorry I've since been back and read the whole thread.
Since I'm here I may as well post a link to a thread with some photos of Telford. Be warned in no way shape or form is Telford as pretty as Shrewsbury but it is twice the size, one of the fastest growing towns in the UK and apparently will be bigger than Newcastle and Oxford in a decade or two. Go here http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=408481.
Oh yeah theres a lot of random crap there posted by me mostly.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 10:39 PM   #67
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nice,nice.nice
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Old June 8th, 2007, 10:51 PM   #68
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Old June 9th, 2007, 09:08 PM   #69
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Question: Are there many shrews in Shrewsbury?
Yes, several, but probably no more than anywhere else.

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Thank you, Crawley is handier for the airport though!
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Old June 11th, 2007, 12:25 PM   #70
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Old August 16th, 2007, 05:15 PM   #71
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very lovely, loved the fact that the river is around the town!!!! And there's a green area around, that's nicely preserved city. it is a pitty that it lost its walls! That happens in several places unfortunately.

it looks peaceful, but there's lots of people in some areas.
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Old August 16th, 2007, 06:10 PM   #72
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Very beautiful! City looks so pleasant!
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Old August 16th, 2007, 11:22 PM   #73
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very lovely, loved the fact that the river is around the town!!!! And there's a green area around, that's nicely preserved city. it is a pitty that it lost its walls! That happens in several places unfortunately.

it looks peaceful, but there's lots of people in some areas.
Thank you, yes, it would have been nice to keep the walls but they were destroyed long ago. The town centre can get pretty busy especially at weekends, it's the main retail centre for a wide area as there are no other comparably sized towns further west into Wales.

There are also tourists in the summer, although Shrewsbury isn't one of the A-list cities to visit in the UK it's still pretty popular, this summer the town seems to have been full of groups of Spanish and French teenagers on school visits for some reason
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Old September 12th, 2007, 04:15 PM   #74
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My home town! Very nice pictures.

I moved away in 2000 (to London), but still come up every now and then to visit my gran - i was up last weekend actually.

I was born and bred in the Frankwell/Mountfields area (my family have lived there for 300 years), and i still miss the place a bit, though i doubt i'll move back.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 03:26 PM   #75
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Bump! I came so close to visiting Shrewsbury a few weeks ago, im sort of regretting it maybe later in the year

the train station reminds me of Temple meads.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 08:08 AM   #76
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Old September 24th, 2007, 03:48 PM   #77
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Bump! I came so close to visiting Shrewsbury a few weeks ago, im sort of regretting it maybe later in the year

the train station reminds me of Temple meads.
Next time you'll have to drop in for a visit
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Old September 24th, 2007, 08:48 PM   #78
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Wow, What an awesome tour and beautiful place. Thanks
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Old September 24th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #79
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Can't believe I didn't find this earlier. What a beautiful town, thanks for showing all these pics.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 12:37 AM   #80
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So Jonsey, any pictures of the new theatre? Is it finished yet?
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