Our boating friends Janet & Mike Kinnings live close to Compton.  They came to Albert on Saturday morning (October 4th), and along with Sandy the lurcher, we had day out in Bridgnorth

River Severn at Bridgnorth

It is a favourite day trip spot for the Kinnings. They thought we would enjoy it and that I would particularly like the cliff railway.  They were right.

Wonderful sign writing

The weather was fine and walking around the town on the banks of the Severn was a delight.
The two sections of the town, high and low, are connected by a series of paths and a cable driven funicular railway. The trip up the railway was a must. This piece of vintage engineering provides great views over the river and across low town.

Bridgenorth Cliff Railway

The town has many Telford related features including a church, St. Mary Magdalene, reminding me that Telford was initially an architect. The other, older and more historic church, St Leonards, is no longer used for worship but as a community centre. It was a collegiate church and the area around it is reminiscent of a cathedral close.  

Presumably Telford was at Bridgenorth for only a year?

Bridgnorth Castle Keep - civil war damage

After a good lunch and a long walk around the town we went back to Albert. Maggie and I ate at the Oldfellows Hall. It was very busy and we got the last available table. The food was good and service spot on.