Bunbury village is three villages nowhere near where everyone says it is

Ian Hutson takes us for a delightful romp through the English countryside to find not one, not two, but three Bunbury’s! I kid you not! Don’t believe it? Please, read on…

The Diesel-Electric Elephant Company, England.

…and all three of them are millions of miles away from the Shropshire Union canal.

There’s the posh bit, the bit that looks as though it was the original old settlement and then there’s the useful but not so posh bit full of ticky-tacky boxes dating from the time when humans stopped building homes and instead began to arrange bricks in the most profitable, minimal-footprint efficiency and to Hell with the fluffy details.

To arrive anywhere useful when beginning one’s travels from the canal – such as a shop selling comestibles – one must first run the pedestrian gauntlet of a narrow, rural two-lane motorway. Actually it’s a road, but the past two generations of humans, those who have never walked any greater distance than to the refrigerator, all regard this lane as “de-restricted” and to be tackled with F1 Qualifying fervour. Sadly, all of them have talents more suited…

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Author: John Fioravanti

I'm a retired History teacher (35 years), husband, father of three, grandfather of three. My wife, Anne, and I became business partners in December, 2013, and launched our own publishing company, Fiora Books (http://fiorabooks.com), to publish my books. We have been married since 1973 and hope our joint business venture will be as successful as our marriage.

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