The unpredictable January weather was kind and there was a great turnout for a guided walk about Wilfred Owen in Shrewsbury. The walk was part of a day of events organised by the Wilfred Owen Association and Friends of St Chad’s on an Owen theme. Focusing on events in his life during 1917, the walk, talks and evening concert explored and celebrated aspects of his life and poetry.

The walk was led by Helen McPhail and Keith Pybus. Starting at the site of the Abbey Foregate Prisoner of War Camp it also took in the Abbey with its memorial to Wilfred Owen and the Owen family home, Mahim, on Monkmoor Road.

Helen and KeithAbbey memorial