Wandering around our county town – part 2 the riverside

As promised we are back on our town wanders around Shrewsbury carrying on as we arrived at the river. We took a short but steep flight of stone steps to the toll path but flooding took away our choice of going left or right. Only our path to the right was open! To the left the path was under water!

Before taking the steps we passed this interesting colourful building with a ceramic tile montage adorning a window place. It is one of a series to be found around Shrewsbury made by the students of the Wakeman School had created featuring things seen while looking upwards in the town.

One thing that attracts us to this walk is the architecture on the opposite bank, which is so varied all with gardens flowing down to the water’s edge. The right hand photo below is of a beautifully and sensitively renovated brewery building turned into an apartment block

The side of the river we walk along features a long avenue of mature, very tall, upright and graceful Lindens, or Lime trees. Opened grass areas combine with these trees to give the park its character and make it such a popular place.

The grassed area of the park is on a slope upwards back towards town and towards the top of this slope we began to see the new St. Chad’s Church with its tower topped by a golden cross which caught the sun.

From St Chad’s we made our way back into town down and our parked car.

We were back by the market hall that replaced the old stone built one from The Square that we saw earlier.

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.