South Shropshire News

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Family Fun Day This Saturday at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

12th June 2018

The annual Family Fun Day at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre this Saturday, 16th June from 12pm to 4pm. Celebrating British Summertime, with something for all the family from face painting to a licensed bar and a delicious barbecue, this is the perfect day out.


Steampunk Festival Weekend returns to Blists Hill Victorian Town 23rd – 24th June with Evening Concert

12th June 2018

Grab your top hat and goggles and come dressed in your steampunk finery as you enter a world like no other for the second Steampunk Weekend Festival at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge with day and evening events over the weekend of Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June.


Apley Maze ticket competition opens

7th June 2018

Fun-filled summer days for all ages can be found in a new maze at a farm shop between Telford & Bridgnorth. Apley Farm Shop is expecting to open its first maize maze on Sunday 15 July. “Our exact opening date of course depends on the weather over the next few months”, explained Lady Hamilton, Marketing Manager.


South Shropshire Family Business Raises £5000.00 for Macmillan at Annual Classic Motor Show

25th May 2018

Eaton Manor Country Estate near Church Stretton held its fifth annual Classic Motor Show on Sunday with over 170 classic and interesting vehicles on display, from a Lagonda Rapier, an SS Jaguar and Singer Junior to modern classics including a Minis, Porsches and an LSE Range Rover, as well as a stationary oil engine and a variety of vintage tractors and bikes.


Local Charity Home Start Shropshire Selected as Ludlow Food Centre’s Charity of The Year

23rd May 2018

Ludlow Food Centre has delightedly announced that Home Start has been selected as their charity of the year. Chosen from a list of three charities because of their extensive knowledge and support for families and children locally and throughout the UK, both parties are excited about this year long partnership.


Ludlow Food Centre Butchers Scoop Three Awards at National Meat Products Competition

9th May 2018

The Butchers at Ludlow Food Centre took home 3 awards from the National Meat Products Competition (NMPC) held at Foodex, NEC Birmingham on 17th April.


Marmalade Makers Scoop International Awards for 10th Year in a Row

29th March 2018

Ludlow Food Centre’s marmalade makers are celebrating for the tenth year in a row after scooping another three awards at this year’s Dalemain Marmalade Awards.


‘Flocks of Words’- at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

27th March 2018

Award-winning acoustic trio Whalebone and award-winning poet and author Kate Innes are presenting their full-length collaboration ‘Flocks of Words’ at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms on Friday 6th April.


Local artist exhibiting at Ludlow Food Centre donates 10% of earnings to charity

19th March 2018

Local Shropshire artist Meg Hawkins has been exhibiting her work in Ludlow Food Centre’s gift shop gallery space since November 2017. Since May 2016 Ludlow Food Centre have set up a bi-monthly local artist’s space in their gift shop for them to sell their products. Ludlow Food Centre take no commission for any of the products sold, all they ask is that 10% of the artist’s takings get donated to their charity of the year.


Shropshire Way 80K postponed due to weather

19th March 2018

Weather called to a halt to the Shropshire Way 80K, mass participation walk this weekend. The staff at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre were forced to postpone the event, which takes in some of the finest parts of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, due to the weather warnings for snow, wind and ice.


Events (Ongoing and Upcoming)

Jun 21

As You Like It

Shakespeare returns to Ludlow Castle 60 years after the first performance! Here to There Productions have been invited by Ludlow Fringe to bring Shakespeare back to Ludlow Castle with their brand new production...

Jun 27

Ceramic Workshop for Adults

Bring out your creative side at a new ceramic workshop for adults. Make something useful, decorative, quirky, for someone's birthday, anniversary or christening or just for  yourself. Items will take up to...

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Jun 12

Family Fun Day This Saturday at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

The annual Family Fun Day at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre this Saturday, 16th June from 12pm to 4pm. Celebrating British Summertime, with something for all the family from face painting to a licensed bar...

Jun 12

Steampunk Festival Weekend returns to Blists Hill Victorian Town 23rd – 24th June with

Grab your top hat and goggles and come dressed in your steampunk finery as you enter a world like no other for the second Steampunk Weekend Festival at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge with day and...

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