A Visit to Shrewsbury: Out and About
Continuing my post about our recent visit to the ancient market town of Shrewsbury, Salop….
Part 1 HERE
Ancient buildings abound here. Some are bowed and crooked, but on they go, as they have done for hundreds of years. Here’s a few of them;
The Kings Head pub contains an ancient wall painting. This was uncovered during renovations. It shows what looks like the Last Supper. The original Kings Head was further up the street. This pub may be on the site of an old chapel.
Unfortunately the pictures of the wall painting didn’t come out very well….
As you can see, it was extremely difficult to get a complete picture of the painting as it went right into what looked like an old chimney or recess, thereby making it tricky to get the whole of it in.
You can just about make it out. Considering how old the painting is, the colours are remarkable though.
So much is made of the city of York, and especially the Shambles, – yet here is a whole town of wonderful buildings, streets that rise and meander, winding alleyways, each twist and turn reveals another architectural delight! We found lots of streets and alleys and passageways, tiny squares, hidden pubs. Shrewsbury is a town full of surprises!
Lots more about the Kings Head Wall painting HERE
to be continued tomorrow..