End of term performance at Whitton

Ludlow Advertiser: The children of Whitton Primary school just before their end of term performance.

8:02am Friday 1st August 2014

THE children at the Dame Anna Childs School in Whitton put on what could be there last end of term performance due the threat of closure hanging over the school. The performance for their family and friends was called The Pirates of the Curry Bean and told the story of how Pearl a young mother believes her husband is dead after being lost at see. Pearl and her children find a treasure map that is then stolen by pirates who also kidnap Pearl. Her children then go to find her on the ship called The Crunchy Frog. The Crunchy Frog and all it's crew are captured by pirates of the Curry Bean that then sinks leaving everyone on a the desert island of Lumbago where Pearl finds her lost husband and the treasure is found and they all live happily ever after. The children played their parts brilliantly with the whole school singing a selection of songs, there were also several solos and some of the older children had learned an awful lot of lines. The younger children played ship rats and island monkeys. The performance had some very amusing parts keeping their audience entertained all the way through.

Your Districts for Bayton to The Strettons and Clubs and Societies, week commencing July 31

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3:43pm Wednesday 30th July 2014


United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Challenges.

Ludlow Advertiser: All students.

6:03pm Friday 25th July 2014

EARLIER in the term students from The Community College Bishop's Castle took part in the UKMT Junior and Intermediate Mathematical Challenges. The UKMT Individual maths challenges are lively, intriguing multiple choice question papers, which are designed to stimulate interest in maths in large numbers of pupils. The levels cover the secondary school range 11-18 and together they attract over 600,000 entries from over 4,000 schools and colleges.

Your Districts and Clubs and Societies for Bishops Castle to The Strettons and clubs, week commencing July 24.

Ludlow Advertiser:

10:44am Thursday 24th July 2014

Bishops Castle

Grass cutting and tidy up at Knighton-on-Teme

Ludlow Advertiser: Volunteers tidy up outside Knighton-on-Teme Parish Room.
Leighton Bradley strims one of the overgrown area outside the Parish Room while his wife Mary rakes up the cut grass.

12:32pm Saturday 19th July 2014

VILLAGERS in the Teme Valley gave up time for a spot of communal gardening.

'Made in Shropshire' market comes to Ludlow

Ludlow Advertiser: Made in Shropshire Market, Ludlow
Much Wenlock’s Jane Murphy with a selection of her Slumped Glass products

9:02am Saturday 19th July 2014

PRODUCERS of food and drink were alongside craftsmen and women and other artisans in Ludlow.

Clee Hill children enjoy their big day

Ludlow Advertiser: Grassroots Nursery BBQ & Fete, Clee Hill
Trying very hard to guess the name of the dog:
Megan Calwell, Taylor Child, Keane Lilwall, Zoe Pople, Hope Stephens, Brandon Shingler, Keira Green, Daniel Jones, Max Pople and Connie MacKellar
Photo: Keith Gluy

2:12pm Friday 18th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS in Clee Hill enjoyed high summer.

Awards for south Shropshire volunteers.

Ludlow Advertiser: Pictured are recipients, from left, Faraway Gardner-Brown (Ludlow Assembly Rooms), Sean Boden (Clee Hill wardens), David Harlington (Hands Together, Ludlow), Clive Leworthy (Shropshire RCC) and James Hooper (St Laurence Church).

11:03am Friday 18th July 2014

CERTIFICATES were presented to south Shropshire volunteers as part of national Volunteer Week, in recognition of their services within the community.

Writers' workshop at Ludlow Conference Centre

Ludlow Advertiser: Workshop for Writers at Ludlow Conference centre
Fran Norton of Mortimer History Society assists Marie Williams with her story writing
Photo: Keith Gluyas (7401851)

2:05pm Thursday 17th July 2014

WRITERS came together at Ludlow Conference Centre.

Your Districts and Clubs and Societies for Richards Castle to The Strettons, week commencing July 17

Ludlow Advertiser:

11:23am Thursday 17th July 2014

Richards Castle

Lindridge School Fete

Ludlow Advertiser: Annabelle Pearce-Bourne, Lily Hillhouse, Lara Mister and Laura Palmer at Lindridge Primary School Jumble Sale.

10:05am Thursday 17th July 2014

LINDRIDGE Primary School has staged a summer fete.

Bishops Castle school leavers enjoy a summer ball at Walcot Hall

Ludlow Advertiser: School leavers at The Community College in Bishops Castle enjoyed a summer ball at Walcot Hall.

6:40am Tuesday 15th July 2014

YEAR 11 pupils in Bishops Castle celebrated their final year in school in spectacular style.

Bishops Castle Community College's Tanzanian exchange

5:57am Monday 14th July 2014

THE Community College in Bishop's Castle hosted two teachers from their link school in Tanzania.

Tails all a wagging at the dog show

6:03pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE Lingen Summer Fete Novelty Dog Show 2014 was held recently and the Best In Show and Class Winners:

Bakes and blooms in Ludlow

Ludlow Advertiser: Residents of Lower Broad Street ran a plant stall last month to raise money for Ludlow Relief in Need.

3:05pm Friday 11th July 2014

LOWER Broad Residents, Ludlow, would like to thank all those visitors and townspeople who supported our coffee, cakes and plant sale on June 21. It was a glorious 'long day', which over the period 10.30am till around 4.30pm, raised over £700, part of which will go to local charity, Ludlow Relief in Need. It shows that our street is far more than just a picture postcard street of small cottages, but a vibrant local community helping others.

Rhino appears in school grounds.

Ludlow Advertiser: FAREWELL: Retiring Abberley Hall School headmaster, John Walker, with wife, Janie, and some of the final year pupils who helped to create the wicker Rhino statue.

2:04pm Friday 11th July 2014

A LIFE-size African beast has appeared in the grounds of a school as a farewell present to its retiring headmaster.

Your Districts and Clubs and Societies for Bayton to The Strettons, week commencing July 10

Ludlow Advertiser:

2:16pm Thursday 10th July 2014


Volunteers fair at The Regal in Tenbury

Ludlow Advertiser: Co-ordinator Jan Redman on the Home Start stand at the Volunteers Fair at the Regal Community Centre in Tenbury. Photos: Keith Gluyas.

3:21pm Friday 4th July 2014

A WEEK celebrating the contribution made by volunteers came to an end with a festival at The Regal in Tenbury.

Ofsted inspection report good for Corvedale Centre for Children

Ludlow Advertiser: From left Isabella Wadlow, Oscar Capleton, Zac Wade, Ivy Owens, Alfie Maskell, Elsie Morgan, Zinnia Bishop, Isobel Shaw, Aaron Burns, Ella Thornhill, staff Tracey Siddons, Mel Ibbott.

10:03am Friday 4th July 2014

IN the wake of all the negative press concerning schools and Ofsted, a little nursery in Diddlebury, Corvedale Centre for Children has bucked the trend and has been reported good. After a no-notice inspection the report was glowing.

Your Districts and Clubs and Societies for Bishop's Castle to The Strettons, week commencing July 3

Ludlow Advertiser:

1:33pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Bishop’s Castle

Summer celebration and competition launch

Ludlow Advertiser: Members of the gardening club at Newcastle Primary School with Hannah Taylor holding some of the plants grown for the competition. Megan Gittins, Georgina Christie, Isobel Davies, Ewan Davies, William Christie, Austin Reynolds, and Jack Gittins.

12:02pm Friday 27th June 2014

ON July 11 at The Summer Celebration at Newcastle Primary School, the joint gardening clubs of Bishops Castle Community College, St George's Primary School Clun and Newcastle Primary school will be launching their giant vegetable competition. At the event people will be able to register for the competition and get their plants ready to grow. The competition will be judges at the main event at Bishops castle community college on October 6. Hannah Taylor who runs the Newcastle school gardening club said "It is hoped that this event will bring together not only the three communities but also different age groups". Luci Thoday from Clun school, Jill Neal from Bishops castle college, and Hannah Taylor along with Mary Gittins from Newcastle school have been growing seeds in pots and compost that was kindly donated to the schools by Kelly Rowland, who is also the events organiser based at Dobbies in Shrewsbury. As well as the giant vegetable competition there will be a weird shaped vegetable competition and lots of stalls at the October event. If you wish to book a stall in advance contact Hannah via email on hejtaylor@yahoo.co.uk. Proceeds from the event will go to the three schools.

Your Districts, Bishops Castle to The Strettons and clubs and societies for June 26

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9:56am Thursday 26th June 2014

Bishops Castle

U3A met in Ludlow to play Mah Jong

Ludlow Advertiser: Mah Jong, seen being played at Helena Lane House in Ludlow, is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a degree of chance.

2:02pm Friday 20th June 2014

TWO groups from the University of the Third Age (U3A) met in Ludlow to play Mah Jong by a different set of rules.

Charity work by Ludlow fire fighters is recognised

Ludlow Advertiser: From left receiving the award from Dave Bishton are Ludlow Fire Station officer in charge Steve Perks, watch manager John Taylor, and community fire safety officer Sam Hamer, who collected the award on behalf of their station colleagues.

11:06am Friday 20th June 2014

THE team at Ludlow Fire Station were awarded the Dave Bishton Challenge Shield for their charity efforts in raising £1,849 in a year for The Fire Fighters Charity.

National Gardens Scheme charities benefit from open gardens

Ludlow Advertiser: Stottesdon School Garden

9:02am Friday 20th June 2014

VILLAGERS open their garden gates for good cause - The neighbouring villages of Stottesdon and Chorley open their gardens – including the primary school garden – for National Gardens Scheme charities

Singing in the rain for charity at Hampton Court

Ludlow Advertiser: Photo: Got 2 Sing Hereford and Ludlow Choirs, Hampton Court Castle Garden Festival, June 7.

2:02pm Thursday 19th June 2014

HEREFORD and Ludlow Got 2 Sing community choirs sang their hearts out last week, all to give an additional boost to this year’s Heart Rhythm Week (June 2 - 8) which marks the Heart Rhythm Charity, Arrhythmia Alliance's tenth anniversary milestone - celebrating ten years of progress in arrhythmia care.

Your Districts, Ashford Bowdler to The Strettons and clubs and societies for June 19

Ludlow Advertiser: Your Districts, Ashford Bowdler to The Strettons and clubs and societies for June 19

12:57pm Thursday 19th June 2014

Ashford Bowdler

Charity car wash success.

Ludlow Advertiser: South Shropshire fundraisers clean cars to raise £600 for charities.

10:02am Saturday 14th June 2014

SHROPSHIRE firefighters joined churchgoers and a family support group in a united car cleaning effort which raised more than £600 for their three charities.

Pupils from Abberley Hall School sail off with national medals.

Ludlow Advertiser: From left, Ed Rose, age 13, from Worcester and Edward Garnier, age 12, from Tenbury Wells with their medals.

10:02am Friday 13th June 2014

TWO pupils from a school near Tenbury Wells have sailed off with medals after competing in a national competition recently.

Hunting for treasure.

Ludlow Advertiser: Friends of Bishops Castle Primary treasure hunt organisers l-r Jo Young, Caroline Kerswell, Jo Longman and Tracey Lane.

10:02am Thursday 12th June 2014

THE Friends of Bishops Castle Primary School held a treasure hunt around the town on May 16 and raised £128 for their funds. The winning teams were 1st - Melanie Cooke, Michael Ellis, Emily Ellis, Harry Ellis and Jo Cooke; 2nd - Michelle Jones, Wayne Jones, Sonny Jones and Summer Jones; 3rd - Veronica Griffiths, Julie Owen and Leela Owen. The friends are now finalising arrangements for the friends fun day at the primary school on July 12. A bouncy castle, pony rides, coconut shy, table top sale and food stalls are just some of the attractions planned for the event.

Your Districts, Bayton to The Strettons and clubs and societies for June 12

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9:36am Thursday 12th June 2014


Damp Bank Holiday on Ludlow Market

Ludlow Advertiser: Shoppers at Ludlow Market got a soaking on Saturday got Monday itself was brighter.

10:02am Saturday 7th June 2014

LUDLOW traders and their customers sheltered under canopies and umbrellas as the spring Bank Holiday season ended as something of a damp squib.

Exhibition of fabulous creatures in fabulous places at Ludlow Library

Ludlow Advertiser: Malcolm Salisbury admires a Raven Yeoman of the Guard by Lynne Allen

10:02am Friday 6th June 2014

SOME very unusual looking creatures are continuing to be displayed at Ludlow Library.

Your Districts, Bishops Castle to The Strettons and clubs and societies for June 5

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4:12pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

Bishops Castle

Ten years a florist.

Ludlow Advertiser: Jane Pugh, the owner of Jane’s Petals in Bishop's Castle

3:46pm Friday 30th May 2014

JANE Pugh, the owner of Jane’s Petals in Bishop's Castle celebrated ten years in business with a gala charity evening in Wistanstow village hall on April 30. The event raised £2000 to be divided between the Midlands Air Ambulance, the Shrewsbury Hospital League of Friends and Pancreatic Cancer Research. An additional £71 was raised by the sale of knitted items made by Sheila Morris. Jane would like to thank all the guests, family and friends, together with surprise guests Val Littlehales, Nigel Whyles and Mo Ashely and Wendy Oakley for the catering.

Pupils at Tenbury High School and Lady Hawkins School have been benefiting from the use of the Astroturf pitch.

Ludlow Advertiser: Lady Hawkins girls get out on the pitch.

10:02am Friday 30th May 2014

PUPILS at Tenbury High School and Lady Hawkins School have been benefiting from the use of the Astroturf pitch at Leominster following funding received from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust.

Nursery sponsored big toddle.

Ludlow Advertiser: Ever After Day Nursery in Cleobury Mortimer took part in a charity walk.

4:02pm Thursday 29th May 2014

On May 20, Ever After Day Nursery in Cleobury Mortimer took part in a charity walk raising money for Barnardo's the big toddle!

Your Districts, Bishops Castle to The Strettons and clubs and societies for May 29

3:35pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

Bishops Castle

Walcot Hall opens gates to garden

Ludlow Advertiser: Dianna Harker examines Wisteria in the gardens.

6:18am Tuesday 27th May 2014

THE gardens at Walcot Hall in Lydbury North were open at the weekend for members of the public to enjoy.

Man airlifted to hospital after falling from ladder rescuing cat

9:40am Monday 26th May 2014

A MAN was airlifted to hospital after falling from a step ladder while rescuing a cat on a caravan site in south Shropshire.

Tenbury woodland walk for the birds

Ludlow Advertiser: Breakfast in the wood for those celebrating National Dawn Chorus Day with an early morning walk around Milson Wood.

10:02am Saturday 24th May 2014

IT was up with the sun for a group of countryside enthusiast from Tenbury and the Teme Valley.

Mayor making ceremony.

Ludlow Advertiser: Standing l-r Jane Carroll deputy mayor, Diane Malley town clerk, seated Karen Bavastock Mayor of Bishops Castle, Rosemary Griffiths mayor's consort.

10:02am Saturday 24th May 2014

KAREN Bavastock was elected Mayor of Bishops Castle for a second term at the mayor making ceremony in Bishops Castle public hall May 6. Jane Carroll was elected as deputy mayor, with Mayor Bavastock choosing Rosemary Griffiths as her consort for the year. The mayor thanked people in Bishops Castle for achieving so much in the town by working as volunteers. She pointed out there were two vacant seats on the town council and said it was vital for everyone to help retain local businesses, shops and services. The mayor announced the civic parade will be on June 1, leaving the town hall at 10.40am with the civic service at 11am.

Two apprentices at Bowkett’s Supermarket Tenbury Wells have now completed apprenticeship qualifications in butchery skills.

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10:02am Friday 23rd May 2014

BOWKETTS are proud to announce two apprentices at Bowkett's supermarket Tenbury Wells have now completed apprenticeship qualifications in butchery skills.

Your Districts, Bishops Castle to The Strettons and clubs and societies for May 22

12:23pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

Bishops Castle

Law firm creates jobs in Ludlow

Ludlow Advertiser: Left to right are Samantha Paxton, Sarah Astbury and Janet Humphries.

10:01am Saturday 17th May 2014

TWO new jobs have been created at a Ludlow law firm.

South Shropshire brewery recruits for growth

Ludlow Advertiser: Edward Wood (right) welcomes new sales manager James Owens to the brewery.

1:48pm Friday 16th May 2014

SOUTH Shropshire’s award-winning Wood Brewery is gearing up to increase business by appointing James Owens as Sales Manager.

Your Districts, Bishops Castle to The Strettons and clubs and societies for May 15

11:17am Thursday 15th May 2014

Bishops Castle

Former Tenbury High pupil raising money for Scope

Ludlow Advertiser: Sian Cree (left) with her friend Charlotte Smith who is 21.

10:02am Friday 9th May 2014

A FORMER pupil at Tenbury High School and now a medical student is still raising money after completing the London Marathon.

Your Districts, Bishops Castle to The Strettons for May 8

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12:54pm Thursday 8th May 2014

Bishops Castle

Couple to tell of Ugandan visit

Ludlow Advertiser: ELISABETH and Michael Knight with one of the babies from Bulabakulu children’s village in Uganda

10:02am Thursday 8th May 2014

ELISABETH and Michael Knight invite you to Brockton Chapel today (Thursday) to hear about their visit to Bulabakulu children’s village in Uganda. They will be showing pictures and a DVD and some of the team that visited Uganda this year will be there to answer your questions. Elisabeth explains: “The DVD shows the effort of getting young people to secondary school - which includes supplying them with buckets, mops and numerous other items and doing some rather complicated maths to make sure all the school fees are paid correctly.” There will be two sessions during the evening; the first from 6-7pm will be geared to children and families. The second session will start at 7.30pm. Refreshments including cake will be served. Call 01588 680285 or email chapel.house@uwclub.net


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