The Carnival Is Over

 The Carnival Is Over

There we go that was it and as I predicted, I became Le Sportiff, the worst sports fan ever. I became both a critique and perfectionist not forgetting a self styled expert on a plethora of sports and all from the comfort of my armchair.

What an amazing two weeks it has been. Britain, this tiny almost insignificant dot on the atlas of the world; came third. That is amazing and to every Olympian who raised the profile of our country on a world stage you earned both my thanks and respect.

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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Flower Show Fireworks - User Submitted Photos

Want to share your photos of the Shrewsbury Flower show? If so send them to [email protected] and we will add them to our gallery, below are some that have already been sent to us!

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Success for Salopian Brewery in Shrewsbury

Salopian Brewery in Shrewsbury has continued its successful year by picking up 2 awards in this years Champion Beer of Britain Competition which was judged this week at the Great British Beer Festival in London.

The Brewery was awarded a Silver for its Hoptwister beer in the Best Bitter category and a Bronze for Shropshire Gold in the Bitters category.

Headway Shropshire Becomes Sainsburys Partner

A local charity is set to benefit from a year’s fundraising thanks to Sainsbury’s Meole Brace, customers and colleagues.

Headway Shropshire has been chosen as Sainsbury’s new Local Charity Partner for 2012/2013.

The announcement comes after the store asked their customers which local charity they should provide a year’s support to.

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum! Dress as a Pirate and join in Blists Hill's Treasure Island

Dress as a pirate and take part in Blists Hill Victorian Town’s themed Treasure Island weekend over the summer Bank holiday, Saturday 25th – Monday 27th August. The fun literary event, which is being held at the open-air museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge, is based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s popular maritime book of mutiny and buried treasure.

Market Square History Lesson

It`s difficult to believe when you stand in the Square surrounded by so many lovely shops that a little over 800 years ago the area was just a very deep pond!

It`s official geographical name was known as a "Kettle-Hole" but it was known at sometime as "Bishop Davids Pond", so named because, as the folk tale goes, David, the 3rd Bishop of Wales popped across the border for a few jars of communion wine and fell into the pond as was drowned!

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Title dream still alive after Oliver and Friend shine in fine victory

Shropshire received a helping hand from a Friend to keep alive their hopes of a first Minor Counties Championship triumph since 1973.

A five-wicket haul from Tom Friend, a late call up to the side, laid the foundations for Shropshire to beat Wales by 44 runs on a dramatic final day at Oswestry.
It means Ed Foster's side still have a chance of snatching the western division crown ahead of their final match of the season against Devon at Whitchurch which begins on Sunday, August 19.

Messing About on the River - in a Coracle!

Ironbridge Coracle Regatta, held between 12noon and 4pm on Bank Holiday Monday, 27th August attracts coracle makers and paddlers from all over Britain to participate in an array of madcap races. Featuring team games, coracle polo matches and other fiercely contended competitions, it takes place along the picturesque stretch of the River Severn at Dale End Park, Ironbridge.

Shropshire National Trust Centre

If you are a member of, or a volunteer with National Trust in Shropshire do you know about Shropshire National Trust Centre. We promote the work of National Trust and aim to give our members opportunities to share their interests with like minded people in the area. We have a year long programme of talks,outings, holidays and social events where members can make friends and learn more about our wonderful places.

The Flower Show Family Flourishes Once More

This week’s Shrewsbury Flower Show once again welcomes the participation of four generations of one local family-run firm.

Aubrey Kirkham Funeral Directors has long been a staunch supporter of the event, with Aubrey himself acting as Chairman of both the show and the Shropshire Horticultural Society between 2004 and 2008, both daughters taking on important roles and wife Ann getting involved too.


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