SO4385 : Home at Grove Bank - Wistanstow, Shropshire

taken 26 years ago, near to Wistanstow, Shropshire, Great Britain

Home at Grove Bank - Wistanstow, Shropshire
Home at Grove Bank - Wistanstow, Shropshire
Former Grove Estate houses beside the A49 at Wistanstow Turn. They now change hands at prices that would have astonished my grandparents, who lived in the end semi-detached house here closest to the camera. Originally the water supply was a wooden handled pump over the kitchen sink, from the well under the yard and bath time once a week was a big tin bath in front of the sitting room fire, with hot water supplied from the wash copper in the wash house. In the 50s and 60s buses - the X34 and X35 between Hereford and Shrewsbury - went past the house on the A49 but now the bus service runs via Wistanstow village. My mother, my sister and myself often travelled that route when visiting, in the days when day out tickets were 5 shillings and 2 shillings and sixpence. Wonder what the Romans on Watling Street would have made of the horseless chariots that now run through the village. Time taken not available.
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Date Taken
January 1994   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 29 January, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Grassland  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings  Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Shrewsbury  Hereford  Wistanstow  Grove Bank 
Area (from Tags)
Shropshire  South Shropshire 
Primary Subject of Photo
House 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 4364 8529 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:27.7579N 2:49.8575W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 4366 8529
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Grove Estate  Wistanstow Turn  A49 Hereford - Shrewsbury Road  X34 and X35 Midland Red Bus Routes 

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