River Severn at Shrewsbury
Boating on River Severn, Shrewsbury
Pictures of the Pengwern Rowing Club boathouse:
Pengwern Boat House 2002 view
Pengwern Boat House: 1912
School Ferry and Schools 1917
|BP and P 425
Royal Free Grammar School from Ferry
The School Ferry
|A modern view looking upstream from the Kingsland bridge||"Nr. the Quarry"
(note ferry in use)
A picture of the Kingsland Bridge (opened in 1882), taken from the right bank near the Rae Brook, looking upstream:
1904(*) 2002 view
A picture of the Kingsland Bridge, taken from the Quarry, looking downstream:
A picture of the Kingsland Bridge, taken from Beck's Fields, looking downstream:
Suspension Bridge and Boat House 1908
Pictures of Shrewsbury School, taken from the right bank near the Port
Hill Ferry, looking downstream: The Pengwern Boat Club boathouse
is just to the right of the centre. 2002 view.
The School, Shrewsbury
|Boathouse and Schools
Where the Quarry pedestrian footbridge now is, with the Boathouse to left 2002 view
|Walter Scott P823
Shrewsbury School 1934
The Schools, Shrewsbury
(*)These postcards show interesting usage. They were both posted
and franked at the same time in Shrewsbury - 3 September 1904, 7:30 PM
- and were both addressed to the same person in Masterton, New Zealand.
The Kingsland Bridge card bears no message, has a halfpenny stamp, and
the sender crossed out "POST CARD" and wrote "PRINTED MATTER".
The Shrewsbury School card has a message on the picture side, and has a
one penny stamp. They both arrived in Wellington on October 19th,
1904 (not bad going). The POSTCARD with the penny stamp has a Wellington
receiving stamp and a Masterton receiving stamp - dated 20th October 1904.
The PRINTED MATTER card has no Wellington receiving stamp, but has a Masterton
receiving stamp dated 21st October 1904. They must have come on the
same boat, but may have been in different bags on arrival in Wellington.
It is hard to imagine that, had they been in the same bag, they would not
both have been received in Masterton on the same day - unless the NZ Post
Office, as a matter of policy, deliberately delayed the PRINTED MATTER