Saturday, June 4, 2016

Saturday 4 June - St, Marys Organ and Guided Tour

There was an organ concert at St. Marys church this morning.  There were only some 12 people on hand but the program was quite good with works by Wesley, Boyce, J.S. Bach, Burtonwood and Lefebure-Wely.  St. Marys is not consecrated and has a coffee shop and occasional art exhibits.  The stained/painted glass is magnificent.  Many of the windows have come from other churches in the area as well as France, Belgium and Germany.

This afternoon we took a guided walking tour of the centre of Shrewsbury.  Our guide was very knowledgeable and helped to fill in some of the details of the amazing history of this town.
This is a calculator that was used by wool merchants in the market building.  Nobody knows how this type of abacus worked, bearing in mind that the currency in those days was based on shillings and pence
The royal coat of arms with a red dragon signifying Wales
Coat of arms of Shrewsbury.  Nobody knows where the three leopards or loggerheads originated.

Two of the fire companies had offices in the market square
A mark of one of the fire companies
This is the first time I have been able to photograph this building in St, Julians without a car parked in the corner.
This door is on the walk down towards the Quarry
The ducklings were pretty active in the Quarry

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