Fashion show extravaganza delights Shrewsbury shoppers

Glitz and glamour came to Shrewsbury’s bustling Darwin and Pride Hill Shopping Centres on Saturday with a series of live fashion shows.

The two centres played host to Fashion On The Move with a team of models from the Catwalk Agency, headed by stylist and presenter Alex Bell, staging five shows throughout the day.

On the busy Shrerwsbury Street Theatre weekend it brought crowds flocking into the centres to be entertained by the models parading the latest High Street fashions from the centres’ retailers.

I Wanna Tell You A Story. Max Bygraves 1922- 2012

I thought it might be remiss of me if I didn’t say a little about Max Bygraves as I heard his death announced on television earlier last night. At eighty nine Max has finally taken himself, his pink and blue toothbrush and his hands, out from the limelight and consequently closed another little link we had with the past. He will be sorely missed.

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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Competition - The Adventures of Caitlin Haq [EXPIRED]

To win a £5.00 Amazon gift voucher answer the following question:

Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology is abbriviated to what?

a. asdik
c. iwosj

E-mail your answers to [email protected]  putting “Caitlin” in the subject line.

Competion closes 13th September.

Radbrook Resident 100 Years Young!

Mrs. Katie Trown, a resident at Morris Care’s Radbrook Nursing Home, Shrewsbury, has celebrated a milestone birthday with a special party attended by family, friends and fellow residents.

Born in Birmingham, Mrs. Trown has lived in Shrewsbury since 1951, and is the former President and Chairman of Shrewsbury Age Concern, as well as former Treasurer and Chairman for Shrewsbury Townswomen’s Guild.

New Shrewsbury Brass Band

Shrewsbury Brass Band formed in 2012 and is a traditional brass band based in Shrewsbury and is a registered charity. As well as the main band, there is also a training band to help us bring through players for the future.  The band is pleased to support many local charities and organisations by performing concerts. Recently the band has raised funds for Mayors Charity, Muscular Dystrophy UK, and Hope House Children’s Hospice.

Shrewsbury Street Festival Photos

Some of my photos from Saturday at the Shrewsbury Street Festival.

Pete White Pete White

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7 Days with the National Trust Attingham Park is hosting 7 days of special events

Attingham Park, Atcham is one of only two National Trust properties in the country to host ‘7 Days’ of special events from Saturday 1 to Sunday 7 September. The fabulous week will be an exclusive opportunity for visitors to meet many of the Trust’s experts and specialists, see them in action and to ask as many questions as you like. From National curators and conservators to biodiversity teams, archaeologists and woodland experts to book, paper, paintings and housekeeping experts.

Campervan Safety Campaign Heads to Westminster

A Shropshire company’s campaign to improve safety in Volkswagen campervan conversions is stepped up as a delegation prepares to meet a Government transport minister in London next week.

Darren Bebb, managing director of Bebb Limited, a sister company to Shrewsbury-based Salop Vans, will be joined by his business development manager David Park and Shrewsbury and Atcham MP Daniel Kawczynski at Wednesday’s meeting with Mike Penning, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport.

Shirt signed by British cycling heroes up for grabs

Cycling enthusiasts in Newport will have the chance to win a shirt signed by Olympic hero Bradley Wiggins at the town’s annual floodlit bike race on Saturday (SEPT 1).

Severn Hospice is set to raffle off the sought-after piece of cycling memorabilia at the Newport Nocturne event.

The Team Sky jersey, which comes with a certificate of authenticity from British coach David Brailsford, is also autographed by several of Wiggins’ team mates including Tour de France runner up Chris Froome and current BBC Sports Personality of the Year Mark Cavendish.

Shropshire Disability Network urgently requires an Honorary Secretary.

At a recent Management Meeting Dave Hewetson who has been Secretary of Shropshire Disability Network announced he would not be seeking re-election at the Annual General Meeting on Thursday 13th September 2012.

Dave has been Secretary for over 3 years now and has seen SDN through the difficult years of setting up and to recently gaining full charitable status. “All at SDN appreciate the valuable work Dave has done, and Dave will be greatly missed by all”said Sonia Roberts Chair at a recent meeting held.


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