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The Windows of St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow

The Windows of St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow

Life, Travel
Most churches have stained glass windows, but few can rival those of St Laurence’s Church in Ludlow, Shropshire. Laurence’s sits in a prominent position in the centre of the historic ... Read more
Smethcott Church

Smethcott Church

Life, Travel
In the foothills of the Long Mynd, between the Shropshire towns of Church Stretton and Shrewsbury, lies the hamlet of Smethcott and its church, St Michael and All Angels. At ... Read more
Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral

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Liverpool Cathedral sits atop St James’ Mount, overlooking Liverpool’s city centre and docks. This Anglican Cathedral is one of two cathedrals in the city – the other, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, ... Read more
Snowdrops at Shipton Church

Snowdrops at Shipton Church

Life, Travel
It’s that time of year again to get out and find snowdrops. I had visited the Church of St James at Shipton in Shropshire before, so I knew the snowdrops ... Read more
The Church at Llanyblodwel

The Church at Llanyblodwel

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The church of St Michael the Archangel is situated in Llanyblodwel, a scenic rural village seven miles from Oswestry in north-western Shropshire, just a short distance from the Welsh border. ... Read more
Remembering: Charles Trow

Remembering: Charles Trow

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Born in the summer of 1896, Grandad Charlie was one of 11 children born to John & Ann, with a further three younger half-siblings. He lived his entire life on ... Read more
Heath Chapel, Shropshire

Heath Chapel, Shropshire

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Sat in an otherwise empty field, Heath Chapel looks to be a fairly plain and unassuming building. If it wasn’t for the ornate doorway, it could easily be overlooked. Heath ... Read more
The Church at Clee St Margaret

The Church at Clee St Margaret

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On the western slopes of the Brown Clee Hill, above the South Shropshire market town of Ludlow, sits the beautiful village of Clee St Margaret and its church. It is ... Read more
St Mary’s Church, Bedstone

St Mary’s Church, Bedstone

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After lunch at Leintwardine yesterday, we found ourselves a few miles down the road at St Mary’s Church in the small village of Bedstone, Shropshire. I love the architecture and ... Read more
A Tour of Shrewsbury Library

A Tour of Shrewsbury Library

Life, Travel
As part of this year’s Heritage Open Days, I got to go on a tour of Shrewsbury Library – a Grade 1 listed building originally home to Shrewsbury School. The ... Read more
Family History: In The Census

Family History: In The Census

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The 1881 British Isles Census was taken on the night of 3rd April 1881. The information is supposed to reflect their status on that very day and who had spent ... Read more
Family History: Favourite Photo

Family History: Favourite Photo

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I love diving into a box or album of old family photos (even if they’re not of my family!). They give you a snapshot of that moment in time. So, ... Read more
Wenlock Priory

Wenlock Priory

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On a sunny April morning, down a narrow road in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, we found the tranquil ruins of Wenlock Priory. A religious house was first founded there around 680 ... Read more