Flashback Friday #2

This post was originally published on 8th January 2014 when I used to join in with Cee’s Which Way Challenge.

Shropshire has an odd name for its alleys or passageways, particularly those that pass through a building from one street to another – shuts – derived from shoots as in “shoots through”. In Ludlow there are a few of these as well as several cobbled lanes and hidden courtyards which date from the medieval period.

This post is a contribution to Fandango’s Flashback Friday. Have you got a post you wrote in the past on this particular day? The world might be glad to see it – either for the first time – or again if they’re long-time loyal readers.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

24 thoughts on “Flashback Friday #2”

  1. I quite enjoy re-blogging, particularly from the early days when I had few readers. I somehow haven’t got round to it these last few Fridays (Christmas Day. NY Day. No excuse today, but still …). I’d never heard of shuts before. How interesting. We’re all about the ginnels and the snickets up here as you know.

  2. We’ve been watching “The Great British Baking Show” and even though I’ve read lots and lots of British novels, the different words you use that aren’t used in the US continually amazes and amuses me. I like the idea of “Flashback Friday” and maybe I’ll use that sometimes instead of “Friday flowers”, although I could do both at the same time as well.


  3. It’s one of those things that pop up on social media from time to time in the “what do you call this?” type of post. Amazing regional variations. I’m familiar with snickets and ginnels from my Yorkshire days and still use the former. Can’t think what I called them before. Cuts I think.

  4. It’s always good to have another glimpse of Shropshire. My first thought was that we would call them backs round here, but on further thought, that might not be exactly the same thing.

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