Shropshire Drama Company presents The Accrington Pals

October 23, 20142:00 pm

A forthcoming production of the Accrington Pals by Shropshire Drama Company will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. Director, Rosalind Garrard said: “Accrington in Lancashire was a typical English town where a pals regiment was raised and then subsequently and tragically annihilated in the trench horror of the Somme. […]


Bayston Hill Memorial Event

October 16, 201411:09 am

Bayston Hill Memorial Hall was a fitting venue for a weekend of First World War displays and memories as it was built to commemorate the men lost during that war. Alan Caswell said the event was a resounding success. “It was opened by our Special Guest Mrs Evelyn Price a sprightly 96 year old who […]


War Memorial Lych Gate is also a love story

October 13, 20142:45 pmOctober 16, 2014 8:38 am

Is the lych-gate of St Thomas, Shropshire’s least-known war memorial? Craven Arms & District History Group uncovered a love story; one which overcame family and class prejudice. The war memorial at Halford is an enduring monument not just to 18 men of the parish, 8 of them, like her husband, with railway connections, but to […]


The birthday cake that was a hundred years late

October 9, 20141:27 pm

What would the “de-clutterers”, beloved of TV, have made of the Rouse-Boughtons of Downton Hall near Ludlow? For a start they would have had to toss out the window their prejudice that half the contents of the average room can be junked. This family NEVER THREW ANYTHING AWAY. Result? When their line came to an […]

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