shropshire

Hopton Castle

Hopton Castle

Life, Travel
On the southern edge of Shropshire sits Hopton Castle. Once a crumbling ruin, Hopton Castle has been lovingly and painstakingly conserved and researched by Hopton Castle Preservation Trust with help ... Read more
The Gatten Valley Daffodil Field

The Gatten Valley Daffodil Field

Life, Travel
In between the hills of the Stiperstones and the Long Mynd sits Gatten Valley. With only a postcode for guidance, I followed the satnav, hoping it would take me to ... Read more
Family History: Accidental Death

Family History: Accidental Death

Etc
Lockdown is the perfect time to do a little online family history research. The moment you visit a website such as FindMyPast, Ancestry etc, you can say goodbye to several ... Read more
St Mary’s Church, Bedstone

St Mary’s Church, Bedstone

Life, Travel
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
St Mary the Virgin’s Church, Bromfield

St Mary the Virgin’s Church, Bromfield

Travel
On the southern edge of Shropshire, lies St Mary the Virgin’s Church in Bromfield, a former priory church just a couple of miles from the market town of Ludlow. The ... Read more
Feathers and Flight

Feathers and Flight

Life
Yesterday, Mum and I took my niece and nephew to the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre for their Feathers and Flight event. My nephew loves birds, so this was an opportunity ... Read more
Shropshire Cat Rescue

Shropshire Cat Rescue

Etc
On a hot day in May this year I ventured up to Shropshire Cat Rescue at Lyth Hill near Shrewsbury for one of their open days. I’d not long lost ... Read more
Sugar, Sugar

Sugar, Sugar

Life
“Sugar, ah honey honey You are my candy girl And you’ve got me wanting you Honey, ah sugar sugar…” (Lyrics from ‘Sugar, Sugar’ by The Archies) You might wonder why ... Read more
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Life, Travel
On a rare, sunny, April Saturday, we headed to Acton Scott Historic Working Farm near Church Stretton in South Shropshire for a trip out. I’d wanted to go ever since ... Read more
Ludlow Castle

Ludlow Castle

Travel
Ludlow Castle stands proudly above the River Teme in South Shropshire. Dating from around 1085 with later additions, the castle features architecture from the Norman, Medieval and Tudor periods. This ... Read more
Snowdrops at Stanton Lacy Church

Snowdrops at Stanton Lacy Church

Etc, Life, Travel
The church of St Peter at Stanton Lacy in the South Shropshire countryside is well-known for its beautiful carpet of snowdrops which adorn its churchyard at this time of year. ... Read more
Acton Burnell Castle

Acton Burnell Castle

Travel
Down a lane in deepest, darkest Shropshire lie the peaceful remains of Acton Burnell Castle. I hadn’t actually intended on visiting them that Friday morning a few weeks ago, but ... Read more
Buildwas Abbey

Buildwas Abbey

Travel
With the sun out and a visit to Wenlock Priory already under our belts, we headed three and a half miles up the road from Much Wenlock to Buildwas Abbey. ... Read more
Wenlock Priory

Wenlock Priory

Life, Travel
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