ShrewsTrust Blog

After just 2 points from their last 4 games, Shrewsbury Town went into last Tuesdays Johnsons Paint Trophy game against Crewe needing a little confidence boost. From the start of the game it was clear that Alex were not in the mood to give anything away and were more likely to take something. So it wasn't a big surprise when the visitors took advantage of a rebound from a Joe Anyon save to take the lead. 10 minutes later and Town's misery was compounded when Anyon limped off with a jarred knee.

ShrewsTrust ShrewsTrust

Shrewstrust is Shrewsbury Towns only democratic supporters group, so has a unique position between supporters and the football club. Initially set up as part of a government initiative called Supporters Direct, supporters trusts are designed as a structure to help if a football club becomes bankrupt. Put simply, supporters trusts are like an insurance policy for football clubs that swings into operation if the worst should happen. Luckily, at Shrewsbury Town we have an excellent club which is well run and will be for the foreseeable future, but things can change quickly in football, so every club needs a supporters trust. For further details please go to

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Abominable? Anything but!

For a while it seemed, you weren’t allowed to like 4x4’s anymore.  The merest mention of the words range or rover in the same sentence and would have your local Chums-of –the-World representatives chaining  themselves to whatever most resembled a production line before you could say “the end of the world is nigh”. It was said the majority of 4x4’s were bought by fashion conscious families who never so much as mounted a kerb, and being seen on the school run in a two tonne monster with a transfer box became “so very last year darling”. 

Liam Bird Liam Bird

I'm Liam Bird, a freelance Motoring Writer based in the South Shropshire Marches. I currently write car reviews and road tests for a number of regional lifestyle magazines and newspapers which are distributed throughout Cheshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, most of Wales and beyond.

As a member of the Welsh Group of Motoring Writers I'm as happy behind the wheel of a super-mini as I am in the latest super-car. I have press accreditation with most of the major motor manufacturers, meaning that as well as always being on the look out for further commissions, I always have a number of cars arriving each month ready to review.

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Albrighton Hall Hotel and Spa PROM FAYRE

Thursday 18th October 2012 until

Come along for a FREE fun filled evening
Make your prom night the best ever.....

Shrewsbury Cricketers Dan Bowen and Richard Oliver scoop top awards

Shrewsbury paceman Dan Bowen and consistent opening batsman Richard Oliver scooped the top awards as Shropshire reflected on an eventful Minor Counties campaign.
Bowen and Oliver, both former Whitchurch players, were two of Shropshire's most consistent performers during 2012 with their efforts recognised at the club's end of season dinner at Shrewsbury's Peach Tree.
Bowen was named as Shropshire's top bowler and Oliver walked off with the top batsman trophy, with county skipper Ed Foster leading the plaudits for the promising duo. 

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Halloween Cruise

Hypnotist, Illusionist, Mind-reader and all-round Magician ROB CHAPMAN will be joining us on Sabrina Boat for a spooky Halloween Cruise!!!
He will be walking around the boat performing acts at all the different tables, so everyone will get involved in the magic!

Fancy dress is encouraged on the night, and the boat will be decked out in spooky decorations. Our bar will be available until 1AM 'raise the spirits'.

Tickets are £10pp and it's going to be a wicked night!!

Shrewsbury Brass Band Concert Date

The new Shrewsbury Brass Band conducted by Stephen Pritchard-Jones will perform a candlelight concert at St George’s Church, Pontesbury on Saturday 27th October 2012 at 7.00pm. 

The Shrewsbury Brass Band have already made a mark on the Shropshire music scene performing at the Mayors Charity concert at St Chads, St Marys Church raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy Campaign UK and at The Ironbridge Festival of Brass to raise funds for the Severn Hospice.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Halloween Party

Come to Rocco's Play Centre this Halloween for our Terror-ific party! For the standard entrance fee your little monsters can run wild in our play centre, play our scary games, have some fun with arts and crafts and take part in our fancy dress costume competition! So get your gloomy gladrags on and dress to make our skin crawl!

The mayhem starts at 11am till 4pm - Come if you dare!

Local Business Celebrates First Anniversary

Local Shrewsbury based business PipeKit is celebrating the first anniversary of its online presence and heralds as pivotal to the success of the business both locally and further afield.

Shades of success for inner goodess designer


A former Shrewsbury student who went back to college after taking time out to raise a family has launched her debut range of exclusive luxury lingerie.

Kerry Bristow, who studied Fashion & Textiles at Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology, graduated in July and launched new business, Goddess Lingerie, shortly after.

The 40-year-old, from Dolanog, Powys, put her dreams of becoming a fashion designer on hold when she had her two children, Emma, now 19 years-old and Laura, 15.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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When a Pirouette becomes a Russian Revolution

Russian State Ballet and Opera House of Komi

What a coup for Theatre Severn to host the Russian State Ballet for two days to present two different shows. Friday night we saw Swan Lake flutter its dainties on the boards of the main theatre. Sadly I couldn’t be there as I was misspending my time watching The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra in the Walker Theatre, from this critic - enough said. Fortunately tonight I caught the breathtakingly beautiful production of the Sleeping Beauty.

Owen Lewis Owen Lewis

Owen Lewis was born fifty something years ago in the land of the black puddings. For the geographically challenged that is in Lancashire. Moving to Shropshire From 1970 Owen was brought up in Church Stretton. His first real job was in radio. After starting on BBC Radio Shropshire he became known on Marcher Sound, broadcasting throughout the North West for several years. After a university degree course in Theatre, Owen became an actor and went on to play "Pirate Bill" in The Alton Towers Hotel. He also made several television appearances. Returning to university he took his PGCE enabling him to teach. That saw him on the Essex coast as a drama teacher and latterly as a Creative Educational Liaison Officer making films and creating new teaching methods to employ on children in need of more help in their fundamental learning skills. Published playwright Owen ultimately wants a house boat in Amsterdam to focus on his work as Playwright and Poet. Follow hos blogspot at

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