Saturday, 13 October 2018

Exploring Newport and Church Aston (England)

Hi Sign Hunters,

My exploration across Shropshire carries on. A few days ago, a fantastic, sunny day was forecast, so I planned a day out to Newport. If you type Newport in a Google search bar, the Welsh one will be dropped out first but this is not the same as the one in Shropshire, England. The one in Southeast Wales, in its native Welsh, is called Casnewydd and has a population around 150,000. There is also a 'Newport' in Pembrokeshire which is Southwest Wales called as Trefdraeth and has a population around 1,000. 

Newport sounds so common, I am sure it appears a huge number of times every now and then in different areas across Great Britain. Wikipedia alone has over ten entries of Newport for England. But the Newport I am on about even states it on its sign that it is from Shropshire! I have never really understood why one could not choose a different place name, it just loses its uniqueness. Even its previous name, Newborough, would have been a better choice, but hey! This is what it is called now, folks: Newport, Shropshire, England. I have to point out though that this Newport is part of the historic (or as they call it the ceremonial) county of Shropshire. In 1974, it was integrated into the newly formed district called The Wrekin, which changed its name in 1988 and since then, Newport is part of the Telford and Wrekin unitary authority. Confusing, I know. You need time to understand the administrative divisions of the UK

So, this Newport has around 11,000 inhabitants which makes it the second largest settlement in Telford and Wrekin and the fifth largest in the ceremonial county of Shropshire. It is a market town and the history of trade throughout the centuries has left its charm on the modern face of Newport. Lots of beautiful, old buildings everywhere you look. Spending a day here gives one plenty of time to explore it properly and this is what I did. Check my photos out of St Nicholas Church, several pubs and lots of buildings along the High Street, pictures taken along the old canal way, and a few more images from the Church Aston area including St Andrew's Church

Enjoy the exploration!         

~ 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.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

No comments:

Post a comment

Labels

england europe china urban photography asia shropshire graffiti architecture hungary wales zhejiang hangzhou georgia shrewsbury winter a pig in china austria capital city caucasia european union forzen north wales west lake west midlands beijing colours east china market town scandinavia western hungary 杭州 anhui balkan birmingham bristol canal caucasus mountains chenghuang pavilion city god temple conwy eight diagram field etravelclub eurasia frost frozen trees hordaland lithuania mountains northern europe norway outdoors shangcheng shuichengqiao slovenia smallest house in great britain staffordshire summer svaneti szombathely telford telford and wrekin the baltics thomas telford unesco world heritage site united kingdom vas megye wien wolverhampton yuhuangshan österreich 北京市 1981 riots a fine city aberystwyth albion all energy 2019 antanas zmuidzinavicius arriva trains wales atcham attingham park autumn avon badaling baden baden bei wien baguadian balaton balatongyörök baltic arts baltic region baoshi hill baranya county basin bass bath beijing zoo bergen betws-y-coed birmingham canal birmingham city centre birmingham library birmingham new street bishop's castle black country black metal bratislava brewery brewing bridgnorth brinsford british winter bulgaria burton-upon-trent burzum cambrian coast railway cavern quarter central europe chairman mao chalaati glacier chenghuang hill chetwynd aston chirk chongyang temple church aston churchyard civitas fidelissima colman's mustard communism conwy bay conwy castle corwen coven cross green csongrad megye dadiani palace dcarbonise event deganwy deqing country derkovits details devil east anglia eco park efailnewydd ethnographic museum euston fantoft stave church fenghuangshan flak towers folkuniversitetet forthlin road galton bridge gelati gelati monastery geology geysir giant panda glasgow glass bridge golden circle gothenburg grand view of wu hill great britain great wall great wall of china gustavus adolphus gwynedd göta älv göteborg handsworth hangzhou chovan century city experimental school hangzhou eiffel tower haukadalur hemudu henglu village hereford hereford cathedral herefordshire historic market town huangshan huihang ancient trail hutong iceland imereti industrial revolution jade emperor hill james corden james watt jiang yang fan eco park jiangyangfan jinhua jixi county joule's ales järntorget kae films kartlis deda kattegatt kaunas kraków kutaisi kőszeg lake balaton lake bohinj lake pécsi latvia laugarvatn leifeng pagoda lingjiangyuan listed buildings liverpool ljubljana llandecwyn llangollen llangollen canal llyn peninsula llyn tecwyn uchaf london ludlow ludlow castle m45 magyarorszag manchester manchester cathedral market drayton marston's mecsek mestia metasequoia glyptostroboides mihaly vaci street molson coors monastic complex mtatsminda park mutianyu narrow boat national trust newcastle newcastle-upon-tyne newport ningbo norfolk north america north east england norton norwich norwich cathedral odda old turn junction ordance survey orfű orthodox pale ale panda panjiayuan market pannonia pattingham paul mccartney peking pen-y-garn pengbu penny lane periphery phoenix hill pistyll rhaeadr poland pontcysyllte aqueduct poverty pozsony pressburg pwllheli pécs qiantang river qingliangfeng qingming festival qingyi cave riga river clyde river conwy river dwyryd river thames river trent rotherham rotherhithe royal arcade rural country saint tecwyn's church samargelo sava bohinjka savaria schönbrunn scotland seaside shejiang shifnal shropshire union canal siming lake siminghu reservoir sir edward german skywalk slap savica slovakia smethwick snow snowdonia sofia somerset sopron south yorkshire southwark soviet art spring st martin of tour st stephen's cathedral stapenhill stephensdom summer palace sun-drying village sverige sweden swedex szeged talsarnau tbilisi temple of heaven the alps the beatles the devil's museum the forbidden city the hundred house tiananmen tiananmen square tisza titanic tower bridge toxteth transport for wales triglav triglavski narodni park trolltunga tyne and wear ukanc varg vikernes videography vienna viktória nemes vilnius vogel volvo waterfall waterways wedding wem west bromwich west bromwich albion westminster whitchurch winshill wushan wushan forest xiachan xiaojinsi hutong xiaoshan xiazhu lake xiazhu lake national wetland park yangchan ynys gifftan yugoslavia yuhuang shannan fund town yuyao zala megye zilai cave zilaidong zugdidi 余姚市 北京 宁波市 慕田峪 西明湖