Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Atcham and Attingham Park (England)

Hello Folks,

We have been having a fantastic Summer here in the British Isles, thus also in Shrewsbury now, so I am/we are spending a lot of time outdoors. Of course, let me grab the chance quickly and tell everyone in this country who complains about the heat and also those who come up with the most awkward heat-related issues (including fuel combustion in cars and similar things) that it is Summer and this is what weather in Summer should be like. The same people, of course, complain about the snow and cold during Winter period. Nothing is good, is it? Get over it people, shit weather dominates in this country, so let us enjoy the heat and sunshine as long as we can - it will not last long anyway. 

We are certainly enjoying this weather and use most of the free time to invest in sign-hunting. Yesterday, I was on my own and went to Atcham, which is a tiny village near Shrewsbury in Shropshire. As you look at my photos, you will see Atcham's famous landmarks. First of all, the two bridges: the older one was built in 1774 and is commonly known as Atcham Bridge, while the newer one was opened in 1929 and carries the traffic over the River Severn. As you carry on, I have photos of the 11th century Saint Eata church which was fantastic and cool inside, and very friendly. According to Wikipedia, "Atcham" is a contraction of "Attingham" and its most famous landmark is the National Trust-owned English country house and estate, Attingham Park. It was built in 1785 and it has seen a lot over these centuries and it has a lot to tell you for which I have no capacity here, but feel free to read more on Wikipedia or visit the National Trust page; they have got plenty of information. I can, however, encourage you to check out my photos and if you like the area, you can already plan your visit here. 

Let me conclude today's blog with a heartwarming news and let me introduce you our new friend Handful, a tiny fox buddy who, from now on, will accompany us on our future sign-hunting missions. We have been looking for him for a while so it looks like I had to come to Attingham Park to eventually find him. He is made by a British company called Living Nature and he was for sale in the Natural Trust shop at Attingham Park. The money I paid for him, of course, go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the estate. We are already an awesome team and he enjoyed hunting the Attingham Park sign. 

Enjoy the photos!

~ Laszlo #thesignhunters

Follow us on Twitter
Check out our website: www.thesignhunters.co.uk

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

© All photos were taken by Laszlo Bokor (2018). The Sign Hunters, all rights reserved.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~


the sign hunters england europe shropshire urban photography architecture wales georgia graffiti shrewsbury winter caucasia forzen north wales capital city colours market town west midlands balkan bristol caucasus mountains conwy eurasia european union frost frozen trees hordaland hungary lithuania mountains northern europe norway outdoors scandinavia smallest house in great britain staffordshire summer svaneti the baltics thomas telford unesco world heritage site wolverhampton 1981 riots aberystwyth antanas zmuidzinavicius arriva trains wales asia atcham attingham park austria autumn avon baltic arts baltic region basin bass bath bergen betws-y-coed birmingham bishop's castle black country black metal brewery brewing brinsford british winter bulgaria burton-upon-trent burzum cambrian coast railway canal cavern quarter chalaati glacier chetwynd aston chirk church aston churchyard civitas fidelissima communism conwy bay conwy castle corwen coven cross green dadiani palace deganwy details devil efailnewydd ethnographic museum fantoft stave church forthlin road galton bridge gelati gelati monastery geysir golden circle great britain gwynedd handsworth haukadalur hereford hereford cathedral herefordshire historic market town iceland imereti industrial revolution james corden james watt joule's ales kartlis deda kaunas kraków kutaisi kőszeg latvia laugarvatn listed buildings liverpool ljubljana llandecwyn llangollen llangollen canal llyn peninsula llyn tecwyn uchaf ludlow ludlow castle m45 manchester manchester cathedral market drayton marston's mestia molson coors monastic complex mtatsminda park narrow boat national trust newcastle newcastle-upon-tyne newport north america north east england odda ordance survey orthodox pale ale pattingham paul mccartney pen-y-garn penny lane periphery pistyll rhaeadr poland pontcysyllte aqueduct poverty pwllheli riga river conwy river dwyryd river trent rotherham rural country saint tecwyn's church samargelo seaside shifnal shropshire union canal sir edward german slovenia smethwick snow snowdonia sofia somerset sopron south yorkshire soviet art spring stapenhill talsarnau tbilisi telford telford and wrekin the beatles the devil's museum titanic toxteth transport for wales trolltunga tyne and wear varg vikernes videography vilnius waterfall waterways wem west bromwich west bromwich albion western hungary whitchurch winshill ynys gifftan yugoslavia zugdidi