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Heritage gets its chips

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Astragal made a short visit to Ironbridge in Shropshire, the crucible of the industrial revolution and now a World Heritage site, earlier this week. The bridge is an impressive fixture and the gorge itself –with fantastic early industrial homes – is well worth a visit. What is most pleasing is the way the town seems to walk the heritage tightrope. It is perhaps a little too quaint, but we’ve certainly all seen worse. Astragal was especially pleased to note that the very nearest shop to the bridge itself was occupied unashamedly by a kebab house, complete with revolving elephant’s leg and neon lettering in the window offering doner dinners and fried chicken. There is no attempt to disguise itself as anything else, and that’s got to be applauded. Astragal reckons this is an example of what EH boss Simon Thurley would refer to as ‘heritage moving with the times’. Chilli sauce, anyone?

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