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

black and white buildings everywhere

black and white buildings everywhere

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 roofs may be bent but these houses are sticking together

the roofs may be bent but these houses are sticking together

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.

The Kings Head Shrewsbury

 

 

 

The Kings Head Shrewsbury

Unfortunately the pictures of the wall painting didn’t come out very well….

kings head wall painting

 

 

 

kings head wall painting

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.

kings head wallpainting detail

 

 

 

kings head wallpainting detail

You can just about make it out.  Considering how old the painting is, the colours are remarkable though.

kings head wall painting info

 

 

 

kings head wall painting info

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..

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