The travels, musings and thoughts of a man and his camera.

SHREWSBURY. Knowing How Far it Is.

The milepost on Abbey Foregate.

One of the treats of walking around a location with a history is coming across those pieces of street furniture that are slowly disappearing, the half forgotten fragments of times past. This milepost on Shrewsbury’s Abbey Foregate is one. Like the signs for long defunct companies and institutions or the grandly carved names on facades they have a tale to tell and add a few threads to the locations story.

I like that this post is still well maintained, the paint is in good order, so someone somewhere thinks well of it. The distances may seem a bit archaic, miles and furlongs but again that’s history for you, it tells you what was, what’s gone before. I don’t think it’s wise to rip the past out in the endless rush forward, it still has lessons to teach.

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Categories: England, Heritage, history, Photography, travel, United Kingdom

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