Travels in England

February 19, 2012

Ironbridge – Shropshire

I visited this historic town on Saturday 18th February.  It is named after the bridge built by Abraham Darby III which is one of the great symbols of the Industrial Revolution.

Abraham Darby was thought to have perfected the technique of smelting iron with coke, in Coalbrookdale allowing production of iron on a large scale.  The bridge and the town with its museums are spectacular and well worth a visit.

The Iron Bridge

I had a delicious meat and vegetable pie at Ye Old Robin Hood and washed it down with thirst quenching Holden’s bitter ale – highly recommended.


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