The Shrewsbury Folk Festival has been held in Shrewsbury since 2006. 93.9% of the population were classed as White British, compared with 95.4% for the surrounding district. The town is home to a semi-professional football club, Haughmond, who take their name from the nearby Haughmond Hill. It remains, however, a separate entity to the town, with its own parish council, etc. Bus services in the town are operated by Arriva Midlands and serve most parts of the town from Shrewsbury bus station, adjacent to the Darwin Shopping Centre, and a short walk from the railway station. However, in this period the town's most prolific literary figure and famous son was born – Charles Darwin. [1][5], The town centre has a largely unspoilt medieval street plan and over 660 listed buildings,[6] including several examples of timber framing from the 15th and 16th centuries. In terms of social and economic deprivation, according to the Overall Index of Multiple Deprivation of 2004, one Super Output Area (SOA) in the town is in the bottom 15% of all areas nationally. They can be small in size for serving several at a time, or large for serving as a dessert in their own right. Shrewsbury • 143.6 mi From . [115][116] Shrewsbury Food Bank, based at Barnabas Community Church Centre and part of 'Food Bank PLUS,' provides debt relief for local people, as well as a wide range of social action initiatives including 'Money Advice' (a confidential, not for profit debt, benefits and financial help service) and Eclipse Child Bereavement, which works with local schools to help children who have experienced losses to overcome their situation. Before the First World War, the poet Wilfred Owen lived in the town, and there is a memorial to Owen at Shrewsbury Abbey. Indulge in sandwiches, scones, cakes & of course tea! Darwin, who is one of the most important thinkers of the 19th century,[118] who was born in Shrewsbury on 12 February 1809 at the Mount House, baptised at St Chad's Church and educated at Shrewsbury School. [134] There have been a number of notable Salopians, and people otherwise associated with the town of Shrewsbury, including Charles Darwin, the biologist and evolutionary theorist. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001, the population of the town of Shrewsbury was 67,126. The bridges from the steepled crest, King Richard I granted another early charter in 1189 and from that time the town's regional importance and influence increased, as well as its autonomy from the county of Shropshire. All 59 bedrooms each have their own unique character boasting original features and supreme comfort. The local topography, being that of a low-lying plain surrounded by higher ground to the west, south and east gives the Shrewsbury area its own microclimate – the absolute maximum at Shawbury of 34.9 °C (94.8 °F) and absolute minimum of −25.2 °C (−13.4 °F) represents the largest temperature range of any individual weather station in the British Isles – although the maximum range of average temperatures tends to peak to the south east of the Shrewsbury area, particularly in the south east midlands, inland East Anglia and inland south east England. The A5191 goes north-south via the town centre, while the A5112 runs north-south to the east of the town centre. PARKING LOT AVAILABILITY: 2836. 0.4% of the population is Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi, and 0.1% of the population is South Asian or British Asian. favorite this post Jan 12 Warehouse Maintenance Manager (York, PA) pic hide this posting restore restore this posting. The worst case in Shrewsbury was in 1940, a woman and her two grandchildren were killed when a cottage was destroyed on Ellesmere Road, the only local air raid deaths. og, men, eller. The venue includes a full sized dance studio, function rooms and a restaurant. An example of a large neighbouring village that has effectively become part of the suburban area is Bayston Hill, which grew considerably in the latter half of the 20th century and is now separated from the Meole Brace suburb by only a few fields and the A5 by-pass. [77] In 1958 the Sentinel Waggon Works at Shrewsbury was taken over by Rolls-Royce Limited for the manufacture of their range of diesel industrial engines, so that the factory at Derby could concentrate on aero engines. [41], The town was targeted by the IRA in 1992. I Saw Her Standing There. [148], Theatre Severn is the town's main performing arts complex, it is situated in Frankwell next to the Welsh Bridge on the bank of the River Severn. 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The annual Shrewsbury Flower Show is a two-day event, which takes place in mid-August, has been running for more than 125 years. St Giles leper hospital passed to the Prince family, later Earls of Tankerville. [121] In the early years of the 18th century, the Irish dramatist George Farquhar resided in the town while acting as a recruiting officer for the Army. bietet die Möglichkeit, die Ergebnisse zahlreicher Fußballspiele in Echtzeit zu verfolgen, ergänzt durch Video-Highlights, Statistiken und Informationen zu Spielen und Vereinen. Lock became internationally recognised as a high scoring fighter ace of the Royal Air Force in the Second World War with 26 victories before his death in combat at the age of 21. [177] However, the service ceased on 28 January 2011. Find out what's on at your local London cinema this week. The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury is home to four shopping centres. at, der, som og mange andre. [188] More recently these have been joined by rowing students of Harper Adams University, University Centre Shrewsbury and some crews from other local schools. In the centre of the town lies The Quarry. There is a small British Transport Police station within the building. There are many residential developments currently under construction in the town to cater for the increasing numbers of people wishing to live in the town, which is a popular place to commute to Telford, Wolverhampton and Birmingham from. [129] Lange, a DJ and dance music producer, who was born in Shrewsbury. price/night: £40 7.6 Good 1,662 reviews Has a lot of character, very central location Show more Show less. [35] The town is home to the Ditherington Flax Mill, the world's first iron-framed building, which is commonly regarded as "the grandfather of the skyscraper". Some of the passages, especially those that pass through buildings from one street to the next, are called "shuts" (the word deriving from "to shoot through" from one street to another). St John the Baptist hospital passed to the Wood family, and became almshouses. [83] Shrewsbury's position of being the only sizable town for a large area, especially to the west in Mid-Wales, allows it to attract a large retail base beyond that of its resident population. [32], Local soldier and statesman Robert Clive was Shrewsbury's MP from 1762 until his death in 1774; Clive also served once as the town's mayor in 1762. The project is dubbed "New Riverside". I: I Can See Clearly. [175] Heart of Wales line trains also operate to Swansea. Als PLUS Abonnent haben Sie Zugang zu wöchentlich mehr als 250 KStA-PLUS-Artikeln. [124], People with political associations have connections with the town. According to legend, the spire of St Alkmund's Church was damaged by the Devil in 1553, and climbed four times by a drunken steeplejack in 1621.[106]. The school was once in the town centre, in the buildings that are now the main county library on Castle Street. [130] The 1980s pop group T'Pau was formed in the town and the band's vocalist Carol Decker was born and educated in the town, along with other members of the band. If you're after a quintessential British gift then this Traditional Afternoon Tea for Two is perfect! [14] The importance of the Shrewsbury area in the Roman era was underlined with the discovery of the Shrewsbury Hoard in 2009. The road is now the A5. Shrewsbury has a busy spring and summer events season, which includes music, art, food and sport. The 2001 census indicates that the population of the town consists of 51.1% females, and 48.9% males, which echoes the trend of Shrewsbury and Atcham borough, and that of Shropshire as a whole. [10] Its later Welsh name Amwythig means "fortified place". In the future, a new building will be constructed in Shrewsbury to house Shrewsbury Academy. The tourist information centre is situated in the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery in what used to be the old Music Hall theatre in the town square. Dining. [28], The monastic hospitals, and incomes from their endowments, were transferred to secular owners. [34], Shrewsbury has played a part in Western intellectual history, by being the town where the naturalist Charles Darwin was born and brought up. The two and a half week multi-media event celebrates the town as the 'Origin of Independent Thinking' with activities including lectures, dance performances and live music. Abonnenten-Status: Zur Zeit kein aktives Abonnement Abonnenten-Status: Jetzt Upgraden. [79] Four in five jobs in the town are in the service industry. 23% OFF. They have won the Shropshire Senior Cup a record 67 times and are the only club from the county to ever play in the … [150], Further museums in the town include the acclaimed Shropshire Regimental Museum, based at Shrewsbury Castle,[7] and the restored 19th century steam-powered Coleham Pumping Station, which opens for tours on specific days each year. I Have A Dream. The political make-up of the town council, as of the 2017 local elections, sees Labour as the largest party with 7 seats, the Conservatives on 6, the Liberal Democrats on 3 and the Green Party with 1. (Central London Congestion charges apply Mon-Fri 7am-6pm). Shrewsbury, being almost entirely encircled by the River Severn, has nine bridges across the river and many that cross the Rea Brook. This area is in the ward of Harlescott. The A528 begins in the town centre and heads north, heading for Ellesmere. Now known as Old St Chad's, the remains of the church building and its churchyard are on the corner of Princess Street, College Hill and Belmont. The town was the early capital of the Kingdom of Powys,[9] known to the ancient Britons as Pengwern, signifying "the alder hill";[10] and in Old English as Scrobbesburh (dative Scrobbesbyrig), which may mean either "Scrobb's fort" or "the fortified place in the bushes" (or “shrubs”, the modern derivate). From there it runs north, passing Sundorne, then Battlefield, before heading out towards Whitchurch. You will find the hotel on right hand side. The Borough of Shrewsbury's first Charter was granted by King Henry I allowing the collection of rents. [179], Shrewsbury has been an important centre for road traffic. [65], Shrewsbury has been twinned with Zutphen, Netherlands since 1977. Darwin was educated at Shrewsbury School and later, with the development of his 1859 work On the Origin of Species became the pre-eminent naturalist of the 19th century. To enter Holborn from the north take the A41 towards Central London then A501 leading to A4200 towards Holborn, Bloomsbury. Held annually over the August bank holiday, the event is very popular, with people travelling from across the UK to attend.[145]. Five railway lines connect the town to most corners of Shropshire and the region, and the town is known as the "Gateway to Wales". [13], Nearby is the village of Wroxeter, 5 miles (8 km) to the south-east. [53] The smaller village of Battlefield, north of the town, is considered a suburb of Shrewsbury. [189] There are a number of motorsports and golf facilities (including Meole Brace Municipal Golf Course) in the area. Whilst originally a school for boys only it diversified and, in the late 1990s, started accepting girls between the ages of three and thirteen. [125] Former residents have included Michael Heseltine, a Conservative politician who was educated at Shrewsbury School,[126] and Sir William Pulteney, 5th Baronet, who was once Britain's richest man, and was MP for Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury is well known in culinary circles for being the namesake of a classic English dessert. Finden Sie jetzt die Top-Jobangebote in Ihrer Stadt auf! [74] Shrewsbury is Shropshire's second largest town, after Telford. Shrewsbury Town F.C. The A5064 is a short, one mile (1.6 km) stretch of road to the southeast of the town centre, called "London Road". Shrewsbury has been home to many contributors to literature. Charles Dickens once visited to present a series of lectures at the Music Hall, staying at the Lion Hotel. In the same century, Shrewsbury became famous for its poets. A locket containing a lock of the emperor's hair (presented to an officer of the 53rd) remains to this day in the collections of the Shropshire Regimental Museum at Shrewsbury Castle. This is not only evident in the retail sector, but also in the healthcare sector, where the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital has the only A&E department westwards until Aberystwyth, about 75 miles (121 km) away. [97] There are various private galleries and art shops around the town, including the Gateway Education and Arts Centre. [18], In the period directly after Napoleon's surrender after Waterloo (18 June 1815), the town's own 53rd (Shropshire) Regiment of Foot was sent to guard him in his exile on St Helena. The romantic novelist Mary Webb lived in and around Shrewsbury and was buried there upon her death. [113] Shrewsbury's first non-Christian place of worship, a Muslim centre, was approved in 2013. Shrewsbury celebrates the intrinsic links to Darwin with an annual Darwin Festival in February. No onsite parking is available. Additionally, the A5124, the most recent bypass, was completed in 1998, and runs across the northern edge of the town at Battlefield (connecting the A49/A53 to the A528), though it did exist before as Harlescott Lane (which has since become unclassified). Se live-tv eller on-demand Post-16 education is handled by Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, previously the Priory School for Boys[171] recently ranked 17th in the top 20 of sixth form colleges nationally by the Sunday Times newspaper and Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology, which handles primarily vocational courses. [88] It was based in the Old Dairy on Mytton Oak Road before relocating in 2014 to Hadnall a few miles north of the town.[89]. £69 /nt. Find your local Greene King pub to enjoy our selection of food, drinks and live entertainment In his 1910 novel, Howards End, E. M. Forster makes a brief reference to "astonishing Shrewsbury", an impression he received after having visited the town in the early 20th century. A plan to redevelop Riverside and integrate a new development with the Darwin and Pride Hill centres was granted planning permission in April 2012. After breakfast we check out of the hotel and head by coach to trendy Shoreditch for the highlight of our break, FriendsFestive at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. Fordelsprogram for Bergens Tidende kunder. Browse our A-Z directory of London cinemas. [44] The Frankwell flood defences were completed in 2003, along with the new offices of Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council. One of the houses in Fish Street, facing St Alkmund's Church, was the site of John Wesley's first preaching in Shrewsbury; a wall plaque records the date as 16 March 1761. A further 0.1% is Black, Caribbean or African.[75]. [81][82] The Parade Shopping Centre is a fourth centre exclusively housing independent retailers. Cross the water east and west. Konjunktioner er ord, der binder andre ord eller sætninger sammen. Dining. 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