Today's County in the Spotlight:Part 2

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Classic Car Auctions in Cambridgeshire is run by H&H Classics at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.

Last Completed sale was on March 22nd 2022, and here's a random selection from the bunch.
Always an interesting looking car<br />But achieving an outstanding price
Always an interesting looking car
But achieving an outstanding price
Next auction at Duxford is 22nd June 2022 so if you want to, have a look at the lots on offer a mere 14 hours or so away kicking off at 1.00 pm.
https://www.glenmarch.com/auctions/upcoming/1769

You dont see many of these about
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_____________Cambridgeshire Done___________
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New County for Wednesday Shropshire
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Our holiday accommodation in Shropshire, on our only stay so far, just outside Shrewsbury.
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Another busy flag with a history:
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Details here.

The location:
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Neil has included the derinitive map which has all the places if you zoom in on it
However, not realising that, I found this pictorial version showing the major towns amd I like the tractor! :-D
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Let's get the ball rolling with a mystery man, not too tricky : :-D

Who is he and what is the connection with Shropshire?
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We had a run through Shropshire on the September Stroll which you can view here.

Possibly the most memorable sight was our ride past Iron Bridge: :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote:
22 Jun 2022, 09:30
Let's get the ball rolling with a mystery man, not too tricky : :-D
Who is he and what is the connection with Shropshire?
Surprised myself, my first inkling was right before checking it, even though I never saw him play, the mystery man is
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William Ambrose Wright CBE born in Ironbridge Shropshire


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Nice place to stop off at Bridgenorth plenty of interest. Also the Severn Valley Railway...but not its car park which at £4 was too steep for me!
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The AA with their 19 boxes, 70 odd Village Signs, and Impracticable for motors signs get plenty airing on the FCF. But what about their traditional rivals. Well here's a couple of their old signs still in situ

No attempt at concealment or deviousness but anyone know of the top of their head where these signs are?
Worth a virtual can of Top Deck Limeade and Lager at a push :-D

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These were from Bridgnorth when we were there in 2018. Steve came up with the answer but I dont know if he drank his can of Topdeck Limeade and Lager :-D He did come out with this anecdote of how he knew.
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https://www.google.com/maps/@52.5341686 ... 312!8i6656
Looks nice there - I used to be a stamp collector and bought most of my stamps from there.
and Gibbo's contribution
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Bridgnorth, one of our Sunday day out places from Brum, my brother in law bought a holiday 'bungalow' (a shed in a field') there back in the fifties, had awful trouble with the local planners when he tried to add a septic tank loo.
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
22 Jun 2022, 10:03
mickthemaverick wrote:
22 Jun 2022, 09:30
Let's get the ball rolling with a mystery man, not too tricky : :-D
Who is he and what is the connection with Shropshire?
Surprised myself, my first inkling was right before checking it, even though I never saw him play, the mystery man is
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William Ambrose Wright CBE born in Ironbridge Shropshire


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No pun intended? :-D
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Near Oswestry is the Black Country Metal Works, where you can find things like these;
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Used to buy loads of stamps from Bridgenorth and sell them at school :)
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Vehicle registration codes Pre 74 Shropshire<br />and 3 Royal Mail stamps featuring Shropshire (the Nat Trust one is Attingham Park, Shropshire)
Vehicle registration codes Pre 74 Shropshire
and 3 Royal Mail stamps featuring Shropshire (the Nat Trust one is Attingham Park, Shropshire)
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My car for Shropshire is one I came across during my map search:
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
22 Jun 2022, 11:29
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I'll do a Gordon Keeble and a Hillman Avenger Tiger





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I've actually taken a picture of a Shropshire Registration Vehicle myself, at a little classic car meet at the Tanfield Railway Co Durham. Reg number UX 5355

This is the interior
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This is the exterior
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Tanfield Railway 14/10/2018
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One town name that fascinates me in Shropshire is Much Wenlock. As well as being the birthplace of one of my long distance love affairs, Gabrielle Drake,
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it is also the home town of the Wenlock Olympian Society which has had a long standing association with the Olympic Games as you can discover here.
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