Published: October 16th 2010October 16th 2010
Mark had remembered visiting Much Wenlock with his parents, and told me that Much Wenlock is a typical English Town. We took the bus No. 432 for Brigenorth from Abbey Foregate. We got off at Queen Street, and walked down to the main street.
Mark printed the tour map that covers all of the historical attractions on the Internet. We walked past an old farmhouse, police station, and charming timber-framed houses, and the former railway station, which has been converted to the private house. We then started the lime tree avenue walk, along with the dismantled railway route. There was an open green space with the view of the mill on the left hand, which was used for the modern Olympic games. The lime avenue walk led us to the woodland and concrete road.
We found the meadows with sheep grazing and Shropshire countryside. The country lane led us to Wenlock Priory, which unfortunately was not open on Tuesday, 8 September. We could see the imposing ruins through the trees and walls.
Afterwards, we reached the town centre. We looked round the Trinity Church and Old Guildhall. The old guildhall was used as a court, as we saw
the gavel, chairman seat, and other service men's seats in a steward style room. There were also several tools which were used for punishment. There were displays of lovely homemade cards, bags, and decorative stones. We found a plaque for Mary Webb on the site of the Guildhall.
We noticed several old-fashioned buildings on the main street, e.g. the former hospital for the poor people.
We popped in the Tea Room and had cream teas for lunch. We sat at the table surrounded by flowers. Mark bought the gooseberry jam at the delicatessen and postcards at the second-hand bookshop.
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