Castle Gates Library & "Charles Darwin statue", Shrewsbury.

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G Lokey on October 14, 2013

Shrewsbury Library is housed in a Grade 1 listed building situated on Castle Gates near Shrewsbury Castle. The site was the home of Shrewsbury School from 1550 to 1882. The buildings were handed over to the town in 1882 and a free library and museum were opened by The Corporation of Shrewsbury in 1885. In 1976 it was moved to River Meadows while extensive restoration work was carried out at Castle Gates and it was reopened in 1983 by Princess Margaret. Famous pupils of the school were the "Hanging Judge" George Jeffreys and the celebrated naturalist Charles Darwin a statue of whom stands at the front of the building. It was erected in 1897, 15 years after his death.

david g Johnson on October 16, 2013

Looking at the map....I never realised ..'the Severn' makes parts of Shrewsbury almost an island../..Dave.

G Lokey on October 17, 2013

And we didn't do our background for Shrewsbury, as we didn't know it had a superb castle and likewise after driving through Welshpool on our way home we saw the signs for Powis Castle. Another delightful surprise.

G Lokey on October 17, 2013

Yeah, Dave, I can see what you mean about the "nearly island"! GL

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