Thursday, June 4, 2009

Shropshire County, England

A very interesting map card....with very interesting details...i just hope you can manage to read them...well, zoom the card and it should be easier and more readable :)

It shows Shropshire also known as Salop or just Shrops, which is one of England's most rural and sparsely populated counties. It borders Wales and for a long time was considered to be a part of it and is known in the Welsh poetry as "Paradise of Powys".

You have probably noticed that many counties in Britain end in 'shire'. Well, this is the original term for "county", which as a word was introduced at the Norman Conquest.
Btw, did you know that Charles Darwin originated from Shropshire? :)

the stamp...well i think you should be familiar with it...ever since i started penpalling back in 1993, this is the stamp i had seen most often on my mail...its from a set of Machin definitives, issued in February 2009 colour, light grey.

1 comment:

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

I think this is my favourite of the postcards you've posted recently. I really love map postcards and this one is exquisitely designed.
On another subject, I hope you will consider participating in this month's Festival of Postcards. You just need to share a postcard showing the Main Street of a town.
This is an example of the last Festival:
http://acanadianfamily.com/2009/05/25/a-festival-of-postcards-premiere-edition-wheels/
This is where you get information if you're interested:
http://acanadianfamily.com/a-festival-of-postcards/
Evelyn in Montreal