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Shropshire Postcards from the Past: Ludlow and South-West Shropshire

Ray Farlow and David Trumper

Shropshire is a large inland county that has been influenced by countless generations from the Celts, Romans, Saxons and Normans through to the present day. Towards the end of the 19th century and into the 20th century many enterprising national and local photographers travelled around the country taking thousands of photographs of people, places and events that were then turned into postcards.
Thankfully many of these cards still survive, tucked away in old albums or stored in attics and at the back of drawers and cupboards. They give us a glimpse of how life was at this time and how things have altered during the last century as progress has accelerated.

The area covered in this volume is south of Shrewsbury and roughly west of a line from the county town down through Ludlow. It is a land containing a huge variety of scenery: rich fertile valleys, open barren moors and heathland, undulating foothills to the heights of the Long Mynd and the boulder-strewn Stiperstones. Within this section there is the beautiful town of Ludlow, as well as the smaller market towns of Bishop’s Castle, Clun, Craven Arms and Church Stretton.
This volume of many previously unseen postcard views of the county is sure to appeal to anyone with an interest in this beautiful corner of the world.




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