Wednesday, February 08, 2006

My Home Town

This is Broseley...


I googled my home town and couldn't believe there was a tour on the internet :)


My parents house--the white house on the left--records go back about 300 years. It has a damn dark dank nasty scary cellar. As kids we used to climb out onto the ledge above the front door. I can't imagine how my mother survived the stress.





This is the view from my brother's house a 100 yards down the road.













And this is my grandad's house--God bless him.
The one on the left hand side.

And the black and white image is the old cottage hospital where I was born :) Pretty sure it is gone now.







This is Lodge Lane, where we walked every summer with my granny and Aunty Beat. Picked blackberries and got chased by cows :)









And this is Ironbridge (1 mile away)--where I lived until I was 6 years old. It is the first Ironbridge ever built. So pop quiz--how many nuts and bolts went into the first Ironbridge?

23 comments:

  1. They made you live on an iron bridge?

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  2. Ironbridge is the name of the town smart ass.

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  3. But that's what it says? I love you too sweetie.

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  4. Very nice photos. I couldn't even imagine living in a house 300 years old. I'd be worried it fall down around me at any time.

    Okay, my guess---933

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  5. I think it's really neat that you can tour your town on-line. And I would love to live in an old house, especially one that old- what history!

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  6. Eve, It was you who got me thinking about it yesterday--remember the cold house :) No way of putting in central heating due to the funny exterior walls. Anyway my family have lived there for 30 years now and are happy enough.
    Peggy, it is solid. They really built to last in those days. Survived several earthquakes (touch wood).

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  7. How wonderful to see it all over the internet! :D Thanks for sharing, Toni.

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  8. See! See! I am good for something!

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  9. Oh and you're lucky - my childhood home is no longer there, as well as my elementary school, neighborhood and the woods I played in as a child. The local university bought everything up, mowed it all down and put in a huge sports complex and parking areas - they even cemented over the stream that once ran through the woods.

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  10. That's sad Eve :(

    Meretta--you're welcome :)

    Peggy's the only one who has guessed the nuts and bolts question.

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  11. I'm no good at math!!!!!!!!
    I can't even draw a straight line with a ruler (honest) and I'm really bad at estimating amounts or space. Eeeeek! Okay, here goes, I'm thinking because you asked that it was some miraculous feat of engineering - so, 345.

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  12. Love the photos. These are in England, correct?

    Our family has lived on the same family farm for four generations now. I think my nephew will probably take it over when my brother retires someday. :-)

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  13. Anonymous2:46 pm

    My guess is zero

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  14. Who is anonymous? We're not related or married are we?

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  15. Kendra--that's nice--is it where you grew up? Yep, the pictures are all in England, Shropshire to be exact!

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  16. Anonymous - snicker, snicker - wasn't me!

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  17. Anonymous was my DH--clever clogs :)

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  18. melissa--I said Kendra but meant Melissa!! About the farm :)

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  19. The bridge is beautiful! I also like the rolling hills under the town.

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  20. Jason--the bridge is very very pretty and impressive. And there are serious hills where the River Severn has cut through the Gorge.

    Dh is right about the number of nuts and bolts in the first Ironbridge '0'. They built it using woodworking principles and it is all dovetail joins etc. Very cool :)

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  21. Toni - Yup, the family farm is where I grew up. I love going back home now and visiting my old haunts.

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