As I was going through the archives this one kept catching my eye, but for ages I couldn’t see a connection with this month’s Squares theme of bright. Maybe I could sneak it in under bright sunshine I said to myself and it did brighten our morning discovering it, but then I recalled how ‘bright and curious’ we were when we spotted this through an archway on Abbey Foregate in Shrewsbury, Salop.

Hobson, Greenwood & Son have been based here providing transportation (lorries, buses and taxis) for most of the 20th century and all of the 21st century. For a period they even ran a hotel at the entrance to the yard, and it wouldn’t surprise me if they were here in the 19th century. As far as I know they never ran trains but the family had a passion for all types of transportation hence the signal, and if you look carefully you can also see the small gauge railway line. It is always worth being bright and curious on your travels and explorations, you never know what you find!

PS By the way everyone I am pretty much on top of visiting your squares and leaving comments at the moment, so if you have not had a comment from me within 24hrs of your pingback do check your spam. I am almost certainly hiding in there!

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  1. I’ve just lodged a complaint with Brian. You’ve disappeared from my Reader now! I’m relying on him to fix it πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Meanwhile I’ll refollow you.

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  2. OH says there is a Facebook group called Memories of Shropshire where all sorts of Shropshire history, so might be worth a look.


  3. Wow!
    This is so amazingly bright, with respect to the fact that they are running this for almost 200+ years and still moving on.
    Certainly a big feat πŸ™‚

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