Shrewsbury

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A View of Shrewsbury from the South-West

Watton’s Newspaper Cuttings, Volume 5 Image from: Shropshire Archives

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Advertisement: Batty’s Circus, Shrewsbury, including the ascent of Mr Hughes on his head on top of a balloon

Watton’s Newspaper Cuttings, Volume 4 Image from: Shropshire Archives

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Advertisement: Mrs Graham’s Ascent: the first ascent of the Only English Female Aeronaut

Watton’s Newspaper Cuttings, Volume 2 Image from: Shropshire Archives

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Advertisement: Opening of Hughes’ s Great Mammoth Equestrian Establishment, Shrewsbury

Watton’s Newspaper Cuttings, Volume 5 Image from: Shropshire Archives

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Advertisement: The Last Appearance of Mr Harper, Black singer and comedian

Watton’s Newspaper Cuttings, Volume 5 Image from: Shropshire Archives

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Article from The Salopian Journal, 10 October 1838, on Mrs Graham’s ascent in a balloon

Watton’s Newspaper Cuttings, Volume 2 Image from: Shropshire Archives

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Charles Bage and Iron Construction

Image: The ground floor of Charles Bage’s Ditherington Mill showing the iron columns used in construction. The picture… read more »

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Charles Bage, the Flax Industry and Shrewsbury’s Iron-Framed Mills

Image: View of Ditherington Mill in April 2003, the world’s first completely iron-framed building. The factory was built… read more »

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Charting the Severn Riverscape

Image:  Ironbridge Gorge late C19. Photograph from J & S Slater’s Views of Ironbridge and District On… read more »

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Views of the Severn

Conclusion

Image Welch Bridge Shrewsbury. Thomas Harral, Picturesque Views of the Severn, 1824 The picture of the navigation that… read more »

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Entrance of Shrewsbury Castle

Image from: Photograph by: Nabi Heydari (April 2003)

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Entrance of Shrewsbury Gaol

Photograph by: Nabi Heydari (April 2003)

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Georgian houses, Shrewsbury

Photograph by: Nabi Heydari (April 2003)

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Home of Robert Darwin, and birthplace of Charles Darwin

Photograph by: Nabi Heydari (April 2003)

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Image and article relating to Mr Green’s ascent in a balloon

Watton’s Newspaper Cuttings, Volume 7 Image from: Shropshire Archives

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Important Sources

Image:  Large barge by Loadroft Wharf, Ironbridge, late c19 A surprising discovery came with the realisation that… read more »

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Investigating the Severn

Image: Cast-iron memorial to trowman Eustace Beard at Benthall This is in part a personal story, but it… read more »

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Reflections on the Surface: reviewing the River Severn’s history

Image: Ironbridge in Telford Historians of the West Midlands have always recognised the importance of the River… read more »

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River Traffic

Image: Ironbridge Gorge late C19. Photograph from J & S Slater’s Views of Ironbridge and District In… read more »

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Shop goods and transit cargoes

Image:  Beale’s Corner, Wribbenhall Between 1660 and 1730 port books portray the upstream trade in shop goods:… read more »

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Shrewsbury

Image from: Bayliss, Rev J C, Views in Shropshire (c. 1839). Shropshire Archives. SHREWSBURY, the capital of Shropshire, is situated… read more »

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Shrewsbury

Image: Shrewsbury Castle and Public School. As one of the most important towns on the Severn, Shrewsbury… read more »

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Shrewsbury’s Industrial Context

Image: The main mill at Ditherington from the west, c.1945. Image from: Shropshire Archives Ditherington Mill developed as part… read more »

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The Coal Trade

Image: Ironbridge Gorge late C19. Photograph from J & S Slater’s Views of Ironbridge and District Coal was… read more »

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The Ditherington Industrial Complex

Image: View of the main mill from the east showing the Shrewsbury Canal and the single-storey building… read more »

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The Ditherington Mill Industrial Site, Shrewsbury

Image: Ditherington Mill showing the malt kiln built by William Jones following the end of flax spinning in… read more »

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The English Bridge, Shrewsbury

Image: New Bridge and Abbey, Shrewsbury. Designed by John Gwynn, the New Bridge or English Bridge was… read more »

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The Location of Ditherington Mill

Image: View of Ditherington Mill showing the Shropshire Canal and canal bridge in the foreground from an early… read more »

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The Severn Trade

Image:  Stourport locks (1770) This might seem a rich array of sources yet none covers the whole… read more »

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The Welsh Bridge, Shrewsbury

Image: Welch Bridge, Shrewsbury. Like the New or English Bridge, the new Welsh Bridge, which replaced the… read more »

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Views of the Severn

Understanding the Vessels

Image Stourport from below bridge. Thomas Harral, Picturesque Views of the Severn, 1824 Bringing together the many sources… read more »

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Understanding the watermen

Image :  Gloucester Bridge and West Gate. Thomas Harral, Picturesque Views of the Severn, 1824 An increasing awareness… read more »

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Varieties of Severn History

Image Bewdley from below the bridge. Thomas Harral, Picturesque Views of the Severn, 1824 Analysing the Severn Navigation… read more »

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West View of Shrewsbury Abbey

Source: Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, Views of Ruins of Castles & Abbeys in England, Part 2, 1726-1739 (nd),… read more »

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