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Living history at Battlefield re-enactment
09 Jul 2019
The much-loved Battlefield 1403 was recently crowned best small farm shop of the year by the Farm Shop & Deli 2019 awards. But go back 616 years and this was the site of one of the bloodiest battles fought on British soil. The Battle of Shrewsbury was fought between King Henry IV and a rebellious faction led by the Percy family in 1403, and it was the first time the English longbow was used...
Cherry Bakewell porridge from newly lauched Oat Pantry
19 Jun 2019
A unique subscription service which launched this month (June 2019) will bring a healthy, tasty breakfast direct to your letterbox with flavours which change monthly. Oat Pantry will deliver Shropshire artisan granola and flavoured porridge to households throughout the UK. The product will not only be healthy due to reduced sugar and all-natural vegan ingredients, but its environmental impact...
Pair taking part in The Doko challenge for The Gurkha Welfare Trust
05 Jun 2019
Shropshire and Powys pair urge more women to join them, and tackle the legendary Doko Challenge? Fitness enthusiast from Powys and Shropshire are urging more women to join them to take on a unique military-style ‘Doko’ Challenge and test their stamina against the ‘bravest of the brave’ – the Gurkhas. Widely known as some of the most fearless and respected soldiers in the military, the Gurkhas...
Peakes Travel Elite picking up their award
23 May 2019
A travel agency in Shrewsbury has been named as the UK & Ireland's No. 1 Travel Agency. Peakes Travel Elite was selected for this prestigious title as part of a power-list of the nation’s best agents by industry bible the Travel Trade Gazette.More than 500 travel agencies and branches put themselves forward for consideration for TTG’s Top 50 Travel Agencies 2019 – in association with Kuoni -...
Robin Morris and Alan Hughes outside Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
22 May 2019
Loyal employee Alan Hughes had more than memories stirred at a preview of the Morris & Company 150th anniversary exhibition at Shrewsbury’s Museum and Art Gallery today. For Chairman Robin Morris presented him with a surprise award to celebrate 30 years with the fifth-generation family business. Group Financial Controller Alan said: “I thought I was there to see how the exhibition was shaping...
Kids enjoy the festival
21 May 2019
Shropshire Kids Festival 2019 enjoyed record figures, with 11,000 people attending the two-day event on the 11th and 12th May in Shrewsbury’s Quarry. Beth Heath, Shropshire Festival’s founder, said, “Our fourth annual Kids Festival was a big success. We worked very hard to change the model this year, so all activities within the festival were free. We listened to the feedback from last year, and...
Staff at Morris & Company gathered outside its Shrewsbury headquarters today to celebrate the start of its momentous 150th anniversary year.
03 Jan 2019
Staff at Morris & Company gathered outside its Shrewsbury headquarters today to celebrate the start of its momentous 150th anniversary year. The rare business milestone is marked with an illuminated display on the rooftop of its Welsh Bridge HQ featuring the years 1869 and 2019 and the theme ‘Honouring the Past, Embracing the Future’ complete with a specially commissioned anniversary flag....
19 Nov 2018
To celebrate the opening of their new premises in the Shrewsbury town centre, Shropshire’s mixed martial arts (MMA) and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) gym, Straight Blast Gym (SBG) are offering free self-defence classes to women and children until Christmas. Classes will focus on learning the art of BJJ, a unique martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. The...
18 Oct 2018
For the second year running Shrewsbury based Insurance Brokers Rees Astley sponsored the main music stage at Shropshire Oktoberfest held at the beginning of October. Sometimes business insurance can seem like a jungle with potential pitfalls and problems around every corner, so that was our theme for the Rees Astley tent, which had been decked out with creepy crawlies, a zebra sofa, slime and an...
Sally Johnson, founder of the Harry Johnson Trust, with Jump In Shrewsbury staff ahead of the party to mark the charity's 4th anniversary.
18 Oct 2018
A Shropshire charity set up to help children with cancer is celebrating its fourth anniversary with a trampoline party. The free event in aid of The Harry Johnson Trust will be held from 6.30pm to 9pm on Tuesday, November 6, at Jump In Shrewsbury. Trampoline park bosses chose the trust as their charity of the year and have been hosting various events to support their work. The charity was set up...
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