Jobs in Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

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Shrewsbury is a fine, well-preserved medieval market town with over 600 listed buildings, situated in a beautiful countryside setting near the Welsh border. It serves as the modern-day commercial centre for Shropshire County and Mid-Wales, with retail, services, distribution and light industry dominating the local economy. Day-trippers and short-stay visitors account for an important part of the retail and services business. The Shrewsbury Business Park in the southeast and the Battlefield Enterprise Park in the north are both expanding and many new residential developments provide housing for increasing numbers of commuters who wish to live in Shrewsbury and work in Telford, Wolverhampton and Birmingham.

Modern Shrewsbury was founded around 800 AD and became commercially important in the 14th and 15th centuries. During this period it gained control of the Welsh wool trade, the main source of its prosperity, by using its position on the River Severn to transport goods across England via the canal system. Shrewsbury Castle and Shrewsbury Abbey date back to the 11th century, its medieval town centre to the late middle ages, and many of its grand public buildings to the 16th and 17th centuries.

During the English Reformation, Shrewsbury sided with the Royalists, and experienced a temporary setback, compounded by the decline in the market for Welsh wool. But by the 18th century Shrewsbury had recovered, becoming an important market and coaching town for travellers going from London to Holyhead on the way to Ireland. Due to its isolation from large manufacturing towns and ports during the 19th century, Shrewsbury did not industrialise, so it was not a target of German bombs during World War II. As a result, despite some demolitions during the urban renewal craze of the 1960s and 1970s, its patrimony of historic buildings has survived largely intact.

Shrewsbury has been the home of the British Army’s Light Infantry since the 17th century and its regiments have seen service in many distant places, from the New World during the American Revolution to current postings in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many notable people are associated with Shrewsbury. Charles Darwin, was born and grew up in Shrewsbury, and is commemorated by the Quantum Leap, an abstract sculpture unveiled in the town centre in 2009 to mark the bicentenary on his birth.

Shrewsbury maintains a busy spring and summer of festivals and special events, most notably, the Shropshire County Agricultural Show held each spring, the world-famous annual Shrewsbury Flower Show, and the Shrewsbury Folk Festival – one of the UK’s top folk events held on bank holiday each August. For the 21st century, the Shropshire Council is investing heavily in making Shrewsbury a top-ranked ‘destination city’ in the UK.

It first restored and redeveloped Old Market Hall as a film and digital media centre. In light of the outstanding response to this venture, it then constructed a new performing arts complex with a lovely riverside setting on Frankwell Quay.-Theatre Severn opened in 2009 with two performance spaces, a full sized dance studio, function rooms and a restaurant, and is enjoying similar success. The Music Hall which the new theatre replaced has been converted for use as the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, which opened in 2014.

Favourite pastimes of locals include boating on the River Severn or walking and cycling beside it. Shopping in the historic centre, with its designer shops, smart new malls and a wide range of independent specialty shops, is also a big draw. In recent years, the river has flooded more than once and some parts of the city are still relatively deprived, but the town’s flood defences are now being strengthened and on the whole, the citizenry is looking forward to a bright future ahead.

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