Highley railway station is a station on the Severn Valley Railway heritage line in Shropshire, near the west bank of the River Severn and just under a mile south-east of the village of Highley. Highley is the only staffed single-platform station on the line. Other stops with one platform are unstaffed halts.
Highley station opened to the public on 1 [...]
Situated in Martyr’s Square next to Levuen railway station is the Peace Monument which was constructed in 1925 in remembrance of the victims of WWI.
In August 1914 the German troops burned down a large part of the old city centre, including the university library and the roof of the Saint Peter’s Church. Besides that, the [...]
In the 19th century, cannon were mounted on the rooftop and fired on ceremonial occasions.
One was used regularly as the ‘noon gun’, firing at the midday in response to a telegraph signal from Greenwich Observatory in London. After a number of accident – in one of which a gunner was killed – the practice of [...]