We visited the city partially in the hope of finding the gallery which sells youngest son's linocut prints
which we discovered down one of the many narrow alleyways
only to find that the day we chose to visit was their weekly closing day
A visit to the Tourist Information Office informed that there was a church designed by Edward Pugin, son of Augustus Pugin, for the Earl of Shrewsbury with magnificent stained glass windows by the Arts and Crafts designer, Margaret Rope.
The visitationEdward's designs show Gothic influences he must have received from his father
The 'Lady Chapel' - all that remains of the old church of St. Chads dating back to the 8th century - St. Chad was the first Bishop of Mercia in the 7th century. A wonderful early Saxon arch with crude infilling to give support. To my eye it is an architectural crime that it has not been done more sympathetically.