He suggests that with the passing of steam and closure of many branch lines that
the railway had lost its appeal. ... good for developing industries, but what is not
mentioned is the location of quarries in the landscape practically in Shropshire.
Author: Robert S. Galloway
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Quarrying is one of the oldest industries known to man, as, from early times, people have been making items from stone. However, the quarrying industry is only briefly mentioned in most archaeological and historical records, with some books only giving a passing account of this activity. This book alters this and provides an in-depth analysis of this important industry, not only with regards to Shropshire, but the whole country. Many structures in Shropshire and various parts of the country are constructed from stone quarried from this large county. This book shows that quarries are not just holes or scars on the landscape, highlighting the machinery used in extracting and processing the quarried minerals.
In London streets the Shropshire name ; On banks of Thames they must not say
Severn breeds worse men than they ; And friends ... elevation in Shropshire , and
Abdon Burf , the highest part of Brown Clee Hill , the “ standing hills , ” drop
behind and are lost , together with the " falling streams ” ( “ Teme and Corve and
Severn " ) as the train moves toward London ( Franklin , “ Housman ' s Shropshire
” ) .
Author: Carol Efrati
Publisher: Associated University Presse
The commentaries of other critics are taken into account, but the author also presents her own explications based on her close reading and wide knowledge of literature."--BOOK JACKET.