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Shirley, This is located in Derbyshire.
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Photos of Shirley, Derbyshire, England.
Shirley village is deep in rolling countryside criss-crossed by leafy lanes. Local lords were the ‘valiant Shirleys’, one of whom, slain at the battle of Shrewsbury, gets an honourable mention by Prince Hal in Shakespeare’s Henry IV.
Shirley is probably most well known locally for its annual Music Festival, the photos I have taken on this page were taken the day before the festival in 2002.
Not sure if this festival still happens as I can't find any information on this (June 2011), If you know otherwise then please let me know.
Saracen’s Head on Church Lane is an attractive white-washed building
dating from 1791, built from bricks made by the nearby Shirley Common
There are four roads
leading to Shirley, To the south is Mill Lane leading to Rodsley village
and Marsh Hollow leading to Hollington
village. Derby lane to the north east connects with the A52 near Ednaston
village. Park lane to the north west leads into Shirley park and Hall
lane connects to the A52 near its junction with Rough Lane which takes
you to Bradley village.
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