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Old November 9th, 2006, 09:57 PM   #1
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Ok here goes, this is my first thread and due to popular demand I've decided to make it about my home town, specialist subject on Mastermind and newest member of the Greater Birmingham family :- Telford.
This is the place to come if you like it, if you hate it or if you just wanna ask a question or make a comment, I'll try do do my best argue or justify it.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 10:02 PM   #2
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Congratulations on creating this thread (not like it was difficult but congrats anyway). I have some friends who live on a VERY posh estate pretty much next to Telford so when I visit them, I'll be sure to get some pictures and also so tower block pics!

Also, Hickton Madeley architects, the architects of the Birmingham Pinnacle, produced a very impressive masterplan for Telford. Shame it was just a vision.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 10:06 PM   #3
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D'oh those pictures didn't come out like i wanted them to at all. Where do they live?
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Old November 9th, 2006, 10:58 PM   #4
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Telford has a very special place in my heart, since I spent my honey moon in Much Wenlock, and the day after our wedding around Telford.

Oh Telford, so much to answer for!
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Old November 9th, 2006, 11:19 PM   #5
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Telford's not in the Birmingham Metro area is it??? I think this should be moved the the Man thread
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Telford does need its own thread, but there would be only about 3 or 4 forumers who would regularly visit it. Telford is half way between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton, so is it possible to share a thread?
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Old November 10th, 2006, 12:16 AM   #7
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Manchester.. it was a joke cause i said in another thread that it wasn't so far away... and... i give up i hate explaining my bad humour...
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Old November 10th, 2006, 01:10 AM   #10
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What's the power station/pottery thingys or whatever they are?
That's the Ironbridge power station. Such an artistic contrast to that bridge thang just up the river.

However, they do look nicer than most cooling towers being in the red sandstone.
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Old November 10th, 2006, 01:20 AM   #11
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And well done Telfordboy on your first thread! Whatever people's thoughts on Telford are, they should provide a good discussion.

I have mixed feelings towards the town - it's in a niceish setting and is well spaced but samey and uninspiring. However, for some reason I just LOVE driving through on the M54 seeing its lickle skyscrapers and general urban sprawl (what you can see of it).

I have a question for you if I may Telfordboy! Do you know where the best place is on the Wrekin to go for views and just general niceness?? I've only driven over there once but it just seemed like trees and no view. I'm sure there must be something worth visiting there.
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Old November 10th, 2006, 01:29 AM   #12
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I've only driven over there once but it just seemed like trees and no view. I'm sure there must be something worth visiting there.
I remember going up there and there was a little arch which you could climb through. I think it's known as the needles eye? That's pretty cool.
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Old November 10th, 2006, 10:45 AM   #13
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You don't really geat a great view until you reach the mast tbh but thats quite cool as you're just walking along through the forest and then bam you can see everything.
The needles eye is pretty cool it looks as if its balanced very precariously on the edge, you have to have big cojones to walk it.
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Old November 10th, 2006, 05:56 PM   #14
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Sounds interesting! Do you know if that area is accessible from the M54? I just remember getting completely lost having come through Oakengates on what was the old A5 Watling Street.
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Old November 10th, 2006, 10:43 PM   #15
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Well done Telfordboy! I love the powerstation in the gorge. The place reeks industry and history. I'm going to pick up a new car in Shrewsbury tommorrow so I may well take the pretty way home. I may pop into cosford too
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I was born in Oakengates and haven't really been back since I was a kid. I do go to my mates quite a lot in Leegomery though, and we go up Wellington to the Park pub from time to time. Nice thread. Oh yeah, Thr Wrekin has amazing views all round.
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I realised why Hickton Madeley architects are so heavily involved in Telford projects - they are based in Telford.
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Telford should create a glass block centre because being a new town it shouldn't have to worry about buildings blending in with the "old". Most of the old parts are away from the centre.
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Old December 29th, 2006, 11:25 PM   #19
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Ok I'm bored so I thought I'd add some new development info to this thread. Its mostly housing but anything that makes Telf bigger and more important is fine by me.
Here is a link to some info about Lawley.
Lawley is a sustainable urban extension to the west of town involving 3300 homes, offices, shops a primary school etc http://www.lawley.info/qanda.htm

You Brummies might like this, Its the Lightmoor village which is UC 850 homes in SW Telford built by Bournville Village Trust and inspired by the original Bournville.


http://www.lightmoor.info/

The Telford Millenium Community at East Ketley NW of the town centre, its 750 houses and its supposed to be sustainable and stuff
http://www.tmc-eastketley.info/home.htm

If you've been on the train between Telford and Shrewsbury recently you've probably seen the ground investigation works etc on the site already.

I'm struggling to find info on them but there is also the 600 homes/business development nr jct 4 of the 54 which also includes a hotel up to 11 storeys and a swanky apartment block at Shifnal Road, Priorslee overlooking the M54 called the Lexington. The plan apps for these have been submitted cos I have worked on them but I just cant find any info to share soz.
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I've never really considered Telford to be that big, but when looking at the Terraserver satelite image of the West Midlands, it looks almost as big as Coventry. Any explanations for this?

http://www.terraserver.com/imagery/i...&t=drag&OL=Off

Nice avatar by the way Telfordboy. The Iron Bridge is an architectural wonder.
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