Shrewsbury School celebrates impressive GCSE results

In the wake of successes at A Level last week, Shrewsbury School pupils are receiving another raft of impressive results today – this time at GCSE.

With 40% of all grades awarded an A* (or equivalent) and nearly two-thirds of all examinations graded at A* or A, the pupils will have much of which to be proud. Across all qualifications taken on the new and more challenging 9-1 specifications, nearly half of all grades were at 8/9 level.

Shrewsbury Model Railway Show

Following the success of last years October show, we are doing it all again!! On Saturday 19th October 2019 at Shrewsbury URC from 10am you will be able to experience a fabulous family day out.

We will have some amazing detailed and lovingly made Layouts for you to see in various gauges, Trade stands for you to top up your model railway collection, or get you inspired to start one.

All our Exhibitors and Traders are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about model railways and will only be more than happy to offer advice and any questions you may have.

Heidi Talbot & Adam Holmes take Arcade on tour to Shrewsbury

Arcade – Heidi Talbot & Adam Holmes – UK Tour Autumn 2019

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Ireland’s Heidi Talbot and Scotland’s Adam Holmes have joined forces for the first time to create an album of original material together under the name Arcade, which they will tour this autumn, playing The Hive, Shrewsbury on Saturday, 5 October.

Stained glass project to be unveiled at Shrewsbury Museum

Unveiling the results of many months of hard work on Friday 16th August, Shrewsbury Museum will be officially revealing a new stained-glass window which will be on permanent display.

Created by local stained-glass artist Nathalie Hildergarde, the window was inspired by the Margaret Agnes Rope exhibition and the museum’s Hall of Rocks and Minerals collection. Designed to celebrate Margret Agnes Rope’s fusion of modern and spiritual elements, the project brings together two female artists on a similar artistic quest.

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Show is summer centrepiece for year of celebration

Shrewsbury Flower Show was the dazzling centrepiece of summer celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of Morris & Company.

Wyle Cop independents launch new campaign

A new campaign promoting one of Shropshire’s most famous shopping streets is being launched.

Traders on Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury have joined forces to raise their profile and encourage more visitors.

“We believe we are the longest stretch of independent shops in the country and we want to shout about it,” explained Jonathan Soden of art gallery The Soden Collection.

“A new Wyle Cop brand has been created and under this new initiative we will be organising events that the whole street can get involved in,” he explained.

Shrewsbury School celebrates another excellent year for A Level results

Shrewsbury School is celebrating another enormously successful set of results.

This year’s Upper Sixth cohort are now poised to take up a raft of prestigious university places following an examination session that saw nearly three-quarters of all papers graded at A* - B level. Nine pupils achieved a clean sweep of A* or equivalent grades across their disciplines and a total of 37 pupils obtained all A or A* grades.

What lies beneath the streets of Shrewsbury......

If you’re wondering why the pavement is fenced off at the top of St John’s Hill, here’s the reason….

There’s a cellar underneath it with a fascinating local historic value!

The cellar origins

In the 14th century the Town Wall had an inner lane running along side it towards the top of St John’s Hill; it was appropriately called Wall Lane.

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Shrewsbury business people to cycle 150 miles for Alzheimer’s Society

On Friday 23rd August an intrepid group of local businessmen and women will join Morris & Company brothers, Robin and Chris Morris, to complete a gruelling 150 mile charity cycle ride. The ride follows last year’s 100 mile challenge but this time upping the distance in celebration of the company’s special anniversary.

Cameras at the ready ...

Photographers both amateur and professional have another chance to win modest fame and recognition at Loton Park Hill Climb, near Shrewsbury on the weekend of 24th & 25th August.

Motorsport speed event organisers Hagley Car Club are hosting a photographic competition to find the best picture taken at the venue this year, with voucher prizes for the top three entries to be presented at the club’s annual awards luncheon together with a spread of finalist pictures being published in the club magazine.

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