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Ironbridge & Abraham Darby III

The world’s first iron bridge was erected over the River Severn in 1779. Costing over £6,000 it finally opened on New Years Day 1781 and was in consistent use until 1934 when it closed and became a designated Ancient Monument. … Continue reading

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Regional England : Shropshire

Shropshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England. The origin of the name “Shropshire” is the Old English “Scrobbesbyrigsci-r” (literally Shrewsburyshire). Salop is an old abbreviation for Shropshire, sometimes used on envelopes or telegrams, and comes from … Continue reading

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