Blists Hill Victorian Town

Lifestyle | June 9, 2017

THE VICTORIAN TOWN IN SHROPSHIRE

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When we drove towards Ironbridge Gorge, we had planned the following: First we wanted to visit Blists Hill Victorian Town and after that the village Ironbridge was on our list. The village on the River Severn is supposed to be very nice and the iron bridge from the 18th century a must see. It was the first major bridge in the world to be made of cast-iron. Ironbridge Gorge is part of the Unesco World Heritage and the gorge played a very important role during the Industrial Revolution. This is one of the reasons why there are so many museums nearby.

 
 

If you will Blists Hill is an open-air museum and we were so taken by it that we spent the whole day there. To be honest with you, we didn’t expect this to happen. But everything is done with so much love and detail, the people so friendly that we didn’t notice how time flew by. the victorian town in shropshire

 
 

I think this place must be heaven for children. All of a sudden you find yourself in a Victorian town and in another era. Right after you enter, there’s a Lloyds Bank where you can change your pounds into ‘Victorian coins’. You can use the coins to pay for the things you buy at the bakery, at the fish & chips shop or the sweet shop. You don’t necessarily have to change your money but can also use your pound notes or even pay by credit card. My favourite shops where the ones with household supplies, probably because I’m quite addicted to beautiful tins and packaging. And if I may say so: The British master the art of packaging quite well. Since Joerg is working within the packaging industry, he couldn’t agree more. In comparison Germans seem a lot more matter of fact and being German I think I’m allowed to say that. The British produce more playful packaging. And if we are all honest: The packaging is the first thing we see and if that’s beautiful, we are tempted to buy, aren’t we (well, us women are anyway)? the victorian town in shropshire

 
 

I loved the woman in the draper store who worked on a Singer sewing machine that was more than a 100 years old. She kept saying that the quality was second-to-none and not all plastic like it is today. There were so many beautiful hats in the store that I would have loved to take some home with me. It was amazing that there were people in the shops answering your questions. Then there’s also a joinery, a printing shop and a chandler producing candles. And then there was the fascinating pharmacy: I won’t forget how the ‘pharmacist’ told us that even back then a place like this used to be filled with toxics. Oh and I should probably also mention that there’s a little fair for children too but as it started raining by the end of the day, there weren’t many people around. But in nice weather, it’s a wonderful place for the kids.the victorian town in shropshire

 

It was so interesting and we couldn’t have been happier about this well spent day.

 

My outfit:

Hush Denim Dress (similar style here or here), Superga Sneakers, Lulu Guiness Bag (old; love this one too)
 
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Hush Denim Dress (similar style here or here), Superga Sneakers, Lulu Guiness Bag (old; love this one too)

Comments

Tori

If you like this, you’ll also like Beamish in Durham – I adore places like this.
That red pop of colour from your shoes is pretty damn fabulous!!

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thelifbissue43

Oh thanks so much for the recommendation Tori, really appreciate it. So glad you like the colour of the sneakers, I just love them too. Thank you.

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Ruth Mortimer

I would have enjoyed that town as well. What a lovely day you had – you sounded very happy Kirsten. I really like those beautiful old shop counters and cupboards – such detail. I love your denim dress and sneakers – delightful!

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thelifbissue43

It’s such a nice place Ruth, people who work there seem to love it too and of course this comes across. So glad you like the outfit, thank you.

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thelifbissue43

Oh Emma, I think you would love it there, we didn’t expect that we would love it so much. Thank you!xx

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