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Memories of Shrewsbury

I lived here for a while before I moved to East Anglia. My mother still lives here and I visit her at least twice a year. On my last visit we went up to the top of the Lord Hill momument - it looks relatively small until you get up to the top - we crept nervously around the railed parapet! I worked at Hall Engineering (...Read full memory)

I am tracing any info about my ancesters. My granddad James Partridge was born in Shrewsbury 30.12.1885. He worked for GWR as an engine driver. His mom and dad were James Partridge, born in 1862, a gas fitter, and married to Rose Kemsley, born in Spring Gardens, Shrewsbury 20.4.1854. James's dad was William (...Read full memory)

This date is approximate. As children my brother John and I attended St Mary's on Town Walls and after school we would make our way towards Barker Street to catch the bus to Springfield, we would spin around the revolving doors at the Hotel across from the Old Victorian Market Hall (I think it was called the George) and be (...Read full memory)

From 1950 to 1952 I attended Shrewsbury College as a Agriculture Engineering student, and was boarded at Nearwell Hostel sited on the left of the picture (the tall trees on the left were part of the garden). I believe it has since been replaced by the Library and ambulance Station? At the time I was there the hostel was run by one of the College teachers - a Mr Spurr and his wife.

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