SHROPSHIRE is one of the few remaining rural counties in England—there are parts where nothing appears to have happened for 20 or 100 years; where the people are leisurely in speech and manner and one can catch a glimpse of England as it was before the industrial revolution. And yet Shropshire was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Abraham Darby and his foundry are proudly spoken of; soon the new Dawley will be built over that industrial shrine.
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