We have recently moved to Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire. The old part of the town lies within a loop of the river Severn, and includes a tangle of alley-ways with very strange names: Grope Lane, the Dogpole, even the Pig-Trough!
Between St.Chad's and the river is a particularly charming place: a formal garden in in old quarry, known as the Dingle.
The centre of the town is The Square, with its mediaeval market hall.
(See also: a later post on Shrewsbury black & white buildings)