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Old March 7th, 2009, 07:10 PM   #161
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Wonderful those new photos are great
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Old March 11th, 2009, 01:26 PM   #162
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Thanks for your comments youo

I haven't got many pictures of those areas but for those that don't know they are just standard residential suburbs like you find in most British towns. I'll try to get out and take some soon and I'll add them to the thread when I do.

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





Sorry you don't like the town but hey, you can't please everybody.

There is actually plenty to see and do in the town and the surrounding area, I can't say I find it boring, maybe for 16-24 year olds it's not so great but for adults and for young kids it's a great place to live imo.
why didnt you swing the camera round to the other side of the road to the shops im not saying that shrewsbury is the only place with bad parts im just saying you should show all of shrewsbury like every area even the nice ones like radbrook ect and the bad ones and the only reason i find the town boring is because i am from london and i am 20 so a old small town with little to offer isnt going to impress me but people aged around 30 probaly would i have some other pictures of moston road but i dont no how to up load them.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 01:52 PM   #163
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The building over the road with the ex-shops is about to be demolished and a new development put up in its place, I didn't take a photo because I was taking these for another thread on apartment blocks, I can go there and take photos if you reaaaaally want to see them.

and since when has it been compulsory to show every area of a town/city on a thread? go into any other thread in this section and none of them has pictures of every single area of the place they are showing. I've shown most of the centre of town and several outlying areas, i've got some more photos including some crappy flats just to keep you happy!

Shrewsbury obviously isn't your kind of place but most of my friends from London enjoy coming up here so I don't think that has anything to do with it, whether you think it has little or a lot to offer just depends what you're into.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 10:12 PM   #164
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Anyway, here are some more shots of the suburban and outlying areas of town, this time to the north (most of my last batch of pics were south of the town centre).

Tesco, the UK's biggest supermarket company and Shrewsbury's biggest supermarket building.

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There is a sheep related artwork next to the Tesco carpark, Shrewsbury was a major wool trading centre from medieval times and the Teso building is on the site of the old livestock market.

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A big new home improvement store, B&Q, opposite the Tesco store.

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Is it the Parthenon??? Oh no, my mistake, it's Sundorne retail park.

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One of the smaller supermarkets, Aldi.

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For Youo, some 1960s social housing flats.

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Shrewsbury Sports Village, there are several football pitches, a cycling track, tennis/basketball/netball courts outside here and squash courts, climbing walls, martial arts, badminton, gymnastics etc etc indoors plus a seperate bowls centre. It was built about two years ago.

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A VW car dealership, yes I know it's boring.

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and a Fiat/Suzuki one, these guys are desperate for business at the moment

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I've now wandered onto Battlefield enterprise park at the extreme north of the town, this area is home to some factories (car components and other light manufacturing, warehousing etc), retailers of household appliances, furniture and other stuff that isn't suited to the narrow streets of the old town centre.

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There are office buildings here too.

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More social housing, this is single storey stuff for old people.

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These quiet fields just beyond the enterprise park at battlefield are where the name comes from. Between the camera and the church in the background is the site of the Battle of Shrewsbury fought on 21st July 1403 .

This battle was part of the wars of the roses, thousands of solldiers fought and died when the forces of King Henry IV of England fought those of Henry 'Hotspur' Percy. The battle forms a major part of William Shakespeare's play Henry IV part I

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Finally, here's a of picture of the townscape from a ridge to the North of the centre, showing the south shropshire hills in the background. These hills are not huge, 540m at their highest but if you travel directly east from here across England, the north sea, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and Belrus, there is no higher land until central Russia!

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Old March 21st, 2009, 07:41 PM   #165
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I've taken a few more which i'll add soon, stay tuned for updates
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Old March 21st, 2009, 08:44 PM   #166
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wow...marvelous photos...!

I hope I could take same nice photos too just like yours...

may I share mine here...click the link

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Old March 24th, 2009, 10:27 AM   #167
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I'm glad you like them, your city looks very interesting on your blog, thanks for sharing
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Old March 24th, 2009, 12:39 PM   #168
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Hi jonesy. Me and my wife visited Shrewsbury last year after seeing you're photo thread.We realiy liked the place apart from the amount of traffic in the center.Some of those historic streets could really do with pedestrianisation , is this a major issue in the town?.Apart from that small gripe Shrewsbury is a very underrated UK town.
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Old March 24th, 2009, 01:11 PM   #169
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Hi jonesy. Me and my wife visited Shrewsbury last year after seeing you're photo thread.We realiy liked the place apart from the amount of traffic in the center.Some of those historic streets could really do with pedestrianisation , is this a major issue in the town?.Apart from that small gripe Shrewsbury is a very underrated UK town.
Hehehe, good to see my efforts at tourism promotion are working!

Yes, traffic in the centre can get quite bad, some streets are pedestrianised already but imo more could be done. It is a constant issue locally and there was a proposal for a congestion charge at one point but it was dropped due to opposition from businesses and others.

The problem is that to get from one side of the town to the other, the shortest route is often through the town centre, there is an inner bypass route as well as the main bypass but it's a detour for many journeys. There are three park and ride services on the edge of town and the train station is handy for many people coming from other places but even so the amount of traffic can be too much. It probably makes it worse that the town centre is enclosed in a river loop with limited entry and exit points but short of filling in the river there's not much can be done about that!

Luckily I live close enough to the town centre that I don't need to drive in, a 10-12 minute walk or less than 5 on my bike and i'm there.

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Old April 4th, 2009, 04:55 PM   #170
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Some pictures of the indoor market:

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Old May 25th, 2009, 06:10 PM   #171
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Great photos. I miss Shrewsbury - i'm an ex-pat living in London. One of the nicest towns in England.

I'm a bit perplexed about our Asian friends commenting on 'dull' London. I've been to several Asian cities including Mumbai, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, and i have to say London is far more exciting than any of them, with the added bonus of not having to see mass poverty.

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Old May 26th, 2009, 04:43 PM   #172
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Thanks!

Here are a few taken just outside Shrewsbury at a ruined manor house in the village of Acton Burnell. Not much spectacular to look at, there are hundreds of similar sites around the country but this one is historically important because it was the site where the first English parliament to include representatives of the 'commons' (ie not royals and nobles) in 1283.

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The main building

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The single remaining wall of the adjacent 'parliament barn', believed to be the actual site of the parliament gathering.



The parliament which gathered here 726 years ago passed a statute relating to the provision of credit between merchants

The village is now home to an international college where students of 13-19 years from all over the world come to study.

http://www.concordcollegeuk.com/
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Old May 27th, 2009, 12:49 AM   #173
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^ Thats a beautiful building - love the red sandtone used to construct it. I've never visited Acton Burnell - wish i had after seeing these pictures. I traced my family tree back to Acton Burnell in the 1600's. I really should visit next time i'm up.

So how do people feel about the new theatre? I only saw it when it was under construction and have to say it dominated Frankwell a bit too much. Saying that it's better than what was there originally. What happened to the remains of the old Welsh bridge there? Was it incorporated into the theatre or did they build over it?
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Old May 28th, 2009, 12:26 AM   #174
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I Love Such Towns in the UK...
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Old June 29th, 2009, 10:46 AM   #175
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Here are some pictures I took yesterday at the annual Shrewsbury Dragon Boat challenge which raises money for a local hospice.

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You can have a rickshaw ride around the park, only £2!

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When i was a kid i remember every year there was a raft race on the river (from Coton Hill to Grey Friars bridge) - anyone could participate, all you needed was to get a group together, build a raft and register. It was great fun (i even joined in one year). I think it ended about 1985, though i'm not sure why, but it certainly pulled the crowds and everyone had fun. Happy days!!
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Old July 18th, 2009, 06:31 PM   #177
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Sounds good, I might enter the dragon boat races next year, it looked like fun!
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How do you apply for that? If i'm up in Shrewsbury next year i might join in too.
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Here's some Flickr photos of the new riverside sculpture 'Quantum Leap', built for the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin this year.

It was rather controversial in the town as the construction went well over budget and some people don't like the design, I think it's kinda interesting though.

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Im not a fan of that sculpture its kinda ugly and right out the front of my dads offices

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