Christmas

24 Oct 2017
The first print run of the annual Shrewsbury Calendar from local photographer Adam Telford has already sold out. Shrewsbury town enthusiasts and appreciators are encouraged to reserve their copies ASAP! This year’s calendar, once again produced by Adam via his successful photography business APT Photography - features another stunning array of images which highlight Shrewsbury’s unique beauty at...
Sarah Knowles and Fran Robinson at Big Little Things are celebrating
20 Oct 2017
A booming Shropshire firm is celebrating a successful two years at their shop by teaming up with a National Trust property. Big Little Things, a florist and gift shop in Norton, was asked by bosses at Dudmaston Hall in Quatt, Bridgnorth, to host a Christmas wreath workshop there. The company, which has grown from two to six members of staff since they opened their shop in the courtyard of Apley...
23 Dec 2016
Severnside Housing’s Community Chest Fund has granted funding to Shrewsbury Food Bank to deliver Christmas food parcels to those most in need this Christmas. The Shrewsbury Food Bank, based in Longden Coleham, applied to Severnside’s Community Chest Fund for funding after identifying 50 vulnerable families who they felt needed extra help this Christmas.  Following consultation with the Community...
29 Nov 2016
Shrewsbury Abbey is to host a special, heart-warming Christmas Carols Service created by and for the residents of Morris Care’s six care homes to celebrate in a traditional and personal style. Over 200 invited residents, staff, family and friends will join in the festivities on Tuesday 13 December, with readings and music chosen by the Homes. Christmas songs from Shropshire Brass Quintet, mince...
07 Nov 2016
Christmas Fayre at St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury on 26th November 10am-3.30pm. There will be lots of lovely stall holders selling Christmas gifts, plus mulled wine and cakes to get you in the mood for Christmas!  All this pre-Christmas spirit, whilst supporting the vital services provided by the Shropshire Rural Communities Charity.
Shrewsbury Market Hall traders launch Big Market Art-Off competition
19 Oct 2016
Shrewsbury Market Hall traders have launched a prize art competition to create a festive backdrop in the lead up to Christmas. Stallholders have thrown down the gauntlet to artists of all ages to produce giant pictures on fabric along the theme of ‘Narnia’ to accompany a special Narnia themed attraction in the lead up to Christmas. The Big Market Art-Off Christmas Competition will be judged...
12 Oct 2016
Charities and schools are preparing to raise funds and showcase their musical talent at the first charity Christmas market to be held at a leading county department store. It is the first time that Alan Ward in Shrewsbury has hosted the event and has already seen a number of charities book their stalls at the event on December 3rd and 4th. Staff are urging charities and musical groups to snap up...
10 Oct 2016
There’s now less than a week to go until Shrewsbury Market Hall open its doors for an extra day of shopping and feasting. The award-winning market will be holding a rare Sunday opening on October 16 for shoppers to get a head start on their Christmas shopping.  The Sunday Shopping Showcase will see a host of cosmopolitan cafes, artisan producers and traditional stalls open from 10am until 2.30pm...
06 Jan 2016
A group of students from a Shropshire school have been testing their knowledge of German on a trip to the country. Year eight and nine students from Thomas Adams School, in Lowe Hill Road, Wem, went to Cologne last month to speak to locals and experience life in Germany. The group of around 40 students visited various tourist attractions during their week there. The headteacher’s PA Belinda...
23 Dec 2015
It’s bound to be a busy time of year for any butcher - but one shop in Telford has been inundated with orders from across the UK and seen Christmas food trends change. Bosses at G. N. Badley & Sons butchers, in Gibbons Road, Trench, have so far prepared 570 turkeys, one tonne of sausages, 6,000 pigs in blankets, 150 joints of gammon and ham. The orders have been coming in from residents...
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