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Caution. Whales on road


The historic English county town of Shrewsbury, in Shropshire, has a rather fine old bridge across the River Severn. It is called Welsh Bridge, because Shrewsbury is only 6 or 7 miles from the border with Wales. The bridge is on the eastern edge of the town, to contrast it with English Bridge to the west as the river makes a wide loop. It is a magnificent five-arch structure, some 266 feet in length, and dates to 1795.

To recap, just in case you had forgotten already, it is called Welsh Bridge. It is not, as this week’s knuckle-dragging contractors clearly believe, called:


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