Shropshire is an attractive county on the border of Wales; hilly, but with wide areas of plains. It is rich in historical associations, including Ironbridge, the heart of the Industrial Revolution; and has lots of beautiful black and white houses, many of them in the county town of Shrewsbury.
Unfortunately, there are no black and white houses in our film about Acton Burnell, but lots of interesting history - including what may be an ingenious central heating system. Other films on the site take us to Shrewsbury and an ancient custom that is still being observed after nearly a thousand years and the equally ancient art of "clipping" a church. We visit a little know n experiment in using cast iron, stop off at a tiny village with a big history and examine a legend about a boy whose life was turned around by bells.
The film about Offa's Dyke is difficult to place as it starts in Shropshire, moves to Herefordshire and is most intimately connected with both England and Wales. Then there is the memorial to a remarkable clergyman and an isolated graveyard where evolution is almost forgotten.