Jan. 17th, 2012

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Returning to Shrewsbury now...

It's a relatively modern building, as Shrewsbury's buildings go, dating to the late 19th century.

It's a former fire station, a useful amenity to have in a place which is stuffed full of ancient timber-framed, wattle-and-daub walled buildings.  Following payment of a subscription, house and business owners would mount a plaque upon their building, which meant that in event of a fire, they were granted the services of the local fire crew, who were stationed here.

Now a bank, the central ground floor opening (now a window) would have been the doorway from which the fire tender would depart.



It's not exactly the most glamorous of buildings, or the most architecturally stimulating, but I liked it all the same...

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