Saturday 16 June 2012
Shrewsbury (pronounced both Shroozbury and Shrowzbury) is the county town of the county of Shropshire, England. It lies on the River Severn and is 9 miles east of the Welsh border. The town has a Welsh name too, Amwythig.
Shrewsbury is mainly popularly known as a medieval town, having been founded c.900 and it was during the "late middle ages" (14th/15th Centuries) in which the town was at its height in terms of national importance and wealth. This was mainly due to the wool trade, a major industry at the time, with the rest of Britain and Europe, especially with the River Severn as a trading route.
The town was little affected by the industrial revolution, despite the proximity to Coalbrookdale and Ironbridge, commonly known as the birthplaces of industry.
The most popular and well known recipe for Simnel cake is from Shewsbury.
Photos of Shrewsbury