FHS of Martin

Society Area Representatives

Shropshire


The area representative is Mr Peter Martin


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Shrewsbury

Gateway to the history of Shropshire and Telford

Ludlow   Shropshire is often considered as a rural, 'forgotten' county, on the way to somewhere else. Nowadays, it is hard to believe that it was once at the fore front of many industrial innovations and applications. It owed its central position in industrial England to many factors, but chiefly, they were geographical and geological. Shropshire was rich in coal and minerals and had the great highway of the River Severn. During the eighteenth century, Shropshire was at the heart of the increase in industry that would become known as the Industrial Revolution. Shropshire's landscape and society was changed dramatically.

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