Statue 10: Central Station: Great Bridgnorth High Street

Bridgnorth Art Trail Statue 10 Great British High Street

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Location: High Street (Card Stores)

In 2016, the street was winner of the Great British High Street competition.
As the Royalists surrendered in 1646, more or less all of High Town was burnt down: few buildings escaped.
The Town Hall dates from 1652, and stands where the High Cross once stood. Most of the timber in the framework was donated and was in-filled with a local sandstone called “spice”; later refaced, in 1887, with brick. A charter market is held in the undercroft.
If the Town Hall is open, go upstairs and see the panelled Council Chamber. You might even get a cup of tea.
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In 2016 Bridgnorth was named top High Street in the UK – Large Market Town category. The Bridgnorth entry was spearheaded by Sarah Stevens of Buy Big in Bridgnorth and Sally Themans of Love Bridgnorth. Their combined enthusiasm and belief in our thriving and vibrant town galvanised residents, visitors, retailers, business owners, sports clubs and local organisations to work together to show Bridgnorth at its very best. Bridgnorth’s unique geography, its history and attractions such as the Cliff Railway and the Severn Valley Railway, as well as the many independent and national retailers on our Great British High Street all played an important role – which the whole town proudly supported.

Artist: Rory McCann
Rory McCann is a wildlife and mural artist working in Shropshire and surrounding counties. Much of his work is inspired by the natural world and is aimed at connecting people with nature. He works in schools, hospitals and hospices. His mural work has taken him further afield to the likes of Oman, Japan and Russia. His ambition for the future is to work on more community-wide engagement projects.

The Design

This design represents the town of Bridgnorth in all its glory, with the people, the wildlife and the buildings, all of which make it a unique and wonderful place. It is also a celebration of Bridgnorth winning the Great British High Street award.