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The joy of the open road – vintage and classic cars abound in this selection of motoring images from The Francis Frith Collection from the early 1900s through to the 1960s.

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A special selection of archive photographs.

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Caption for Pell Wall, The Garage 1911: Pell Wall Hall was built in the 1820s by the architect Sir John Soane. In recent years, having been abandoned, vandalised and finally set on fire, it has recently been restored. The stable block in the picture has remained in use, however.

Memories of Pell Wall

I went to school here in the early 1950's. I have fond memories of the suroundings, the buildings, the gardens, the landscape and of Market Drayton where some of my relatives lived and some still do. Since this learning academy was a live in school / college I remember that we always had good food. Some of the teachers and (...Read full memory)

My grandfather, William Simpson Bruchshaw, is the man coming out of the greenhouse with the plant in his hand.  He was head gardener to Mr Munro Walker until Mr Walker died.  My grandfather's youngest brother, Henry, was farm manager on the estate.  While at Pell Wall, my grandfather experimented in growing tomatoes on (...Read full memory)

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