Stagecoaches return to Shrewsbury

The usual 21st century traffic in Shrewsbury was replaced this afternoon with a scene from two hundred years ago as a pair of replica stagecoaches arrived at The Lion Hotel. Wyle Cop was closed to traffic and lined with onlookers for the arrival of the Monarch and the Nimrod at 3.30pm. A total of 24 guests plus six support staff travelled on the stagecoaches, which both used to come to Shrewsbury regularly in the late 18th and early 19th century. The visit was the final leg of a charity tour which set out from The Manor House Hotel in Meriden, Warwickshire, on Monday and has been following the original stagecoach route across the Midlands, calling in at many historic inns in Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire along the way. The stagecoaches were greeted on arrival by Shrewsbury Town Mayor, Councillor Keith Roberts, aided by Town Crier, Martin Wood.

 

Photography by Richard Hammerton

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