Shropshire

16 Oct 2019
Craftsmen from Shrewsbury-based Morris Joinery have built and installed a huge lantern light feature as part of a major restoration scheme at a Grade II* listed Shropshire mansion. The team created the 3.3 metres wide octagonal lantern roof light, weighing 1,200 kilos, for the octagonal music room at Brogyntyn Hall in Oswestry. The Hall is to become a private country home again after falling into...
A picture of Canada featuring the Canadian flag
10 Oct 2019
The interest in holidays in Canada is so strong in the region, that Shrewsbury’s award-winning travel agent, Peakes Travel Elite, is dedicating a day to the country. The ‘Canada Open Day’ will take place on the 19th October at the travel agent’s shop on Mardol in Shrewsbury. Experts will be on hand to discuss all that Canada has to offer. Options include rail trips, cruising, self-drive...
Oompah performers at Shropshire Oktoberfest
07 Oct 2019
The third Shropshire Oktoberfest at Shrewsbury’s Quarry has been deemed a success by the organisers, Shropshire Festivals. Early calculations show around 12,000 people attended the two-day event, which is more than last year’s event. The new addition of a silent disco proved popular with festival goers, with 500 headsets in almost constant use on the Saturday of the event. The organisers reported...
01 Oct 2019
Shropshire’s largest independent care home provider has hosted a visit from a key figure in the field of social care. Vic Rayner, the Executive Director of the National Care Forum (NCF), met the chairman of the board of Coverage Care Services Ian Gordon and its senior management team during a recent trip to its headquarters in Shrewsbury. The NCF is the industry body for not-for-profit...
pensionlite staff and volunteers on top of the wrekin with their giant duck
01 Oct 2019
A group of pension specialists braved horrendous conditions for charity to carry a giant duck up to the top of The Wrekin. Staff and volunteers from Pensionlite, based in Stafford Court, took on the challenge as part of their 12 months of charity cause. Throughout the year they have been supporting and raising money for five local charities; Hope House, Compton Care, Severn Hospice, Lingen Davies...
Bringing their interpretation of Graceland to Shrewsbury  for the first time, The London African Gospel Choir will infuse you with pure joy!
28 Sep 2019
The LONDON AFRICAN GOSPEL CHOIR was co-founded by Crystal Kassi to help London’s African community to promote the gospel, create a platform of excellence for African gospel singers and musicians, and popularise the African interpretations of gospel music. Today they announce a full UK tour performing the classic Paul Simon album ‘Graceland’ in full live on stage. Tickets go on sale at 9 am Friday...
27 Sep 2019
A well-known former licensee of Bridgnorth is celebrating her 100th birthday next week on Thursday 3rd October. Margaret Cox, of St James Drive, Bridgnorth was a former host at the Falcon Hotel in Low Town and also the Crown & Raven Hotel on the High Street in Bridgnorth for many years. Born in Menai Bridge, Anglesey, Margaret moved to Bridgnorth in 1957 to run the Falcon Hotel with her then...
26 Sep 2019
Proposals to connect every schoolchild in England with nature have been welcomed by one of the UK's leading outdoor education charities. The Field Studies Council, which operates a network of field study centres across the country, was one of a number of key organisations asked to respond to a review of England's national parks and areas of outstanding beauty. Among the proposals published in the...
The Peakes Travel Elite team outside their shop on Mardol
24 Sep 2019
Holidaymakers this week were left in a state of panic with the news of the Thomas Cook collapse. The administration announcement of the 178-year-old company has launched the biggest peacetime repatriation in UK history. Shrewsbury’s Peakes Travel Elite have been on hand to reassure customers and advise on the procedures in this circumstance. Claire Moore, managing director at Peakes Travel Elite...
23 Sep 2019
Photographers both amateur and professional have their last chance to win modest fame and recognition at Loton Park Hill Climb, near Shrewsbury this coming weekend of 28th & 29th September when the last two rounds of both the British and Midland Championships take place. Event organisers Hagley Car Club are hosting a photographic competition, sponsored by county PR specialist and regular...
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