I happen to think I live in a fabulous town, brimming with life by day and even [buried, as it is now as I write this] in the darkest night. It's a town worth shouting about. That's why this blog. Over the next year, as often as time allows, whatever amuses, surprises or entertains me about Shrewsbury I’ll attempt to share with you. Are there buildings I’ve always wondered about - I’ll try to get into them and tell you what they're like. Are there people I’d like to meet [and you might too] - I’ll try to introduce myself. Are there things about the town I never knew – I’ll try to dig up some of those too.
Shrewsbury's not just about the past, despite all its old buildings. Day by day it comes alive because of people making it their own. That's why I'm calling this website My Tonight in Shrewsbury. I can't promise to write every day [if you leave your email address you'll be notified when I do] but I can promise that it'll be a personal take. I'm not the local tourist board. I don't represent the town council. I’m not even some great authority on Shrewsbury. I’m just a writer and local resident who’s prepared to go on a year-long walk and see what I find. I won't always get things right. There'll be errors here in these pages. Things I misunderstand, mistake or just plain miss. But I'll do my best, and I'll try to travel with an open [and curious] mind. So travel with me, please. My hopes are high for 2013.
[Photographs taken on the night of December 31st 2012 in Shrewsbury, England,
copyright Pauline Fisk]