Bowls and baking powder at Rushbury School.

Ludlow Advertiser: Rushbury School bake off, Church Stretton, Elodie Home, Cameron Laird, Eleanor Mansell, Phoebe Smith and Rory Ayres.

10:05am Thursday 28th August 2014

PUPILS at Rushbury Primary School, near Church Stretton, are getting some practice in for their first ever Mini Bake Off to be held in the Autumn in aid of local charity, Shropshire Rural Community Council.

Your Districts for Clun to The Strettons and Clubs and Societies, week commencing August 28

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3:44pm Wednesday 27th August 2014


Knucklas allotments day

Ludlow Advertiser: The Celestial Weeds singing at the event Siggy Haynes, Hilary Howcroft, Corinna Kenyon-Wade, Kate McDermott, Camila Saunders and Angie Zelter.

2:02pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

AT the annual Knucklas Allotments day there was a chance for visitors to have a look around the many allotments, there was refreshments, music and a raffle. At the end of the event presentations were made to the winners and runners up of the allotment competition judged by Mal and Dave Price.

Shrewsbury flower show

Ludlow Advertiser: Jane Pugh of Janes Petals and Gifts with her three trophy's.

8:02am Saturday 23rd August 2014

JANE Pugh the florist fromJanes Petals and Gifts, Bishops Castle, had a lovely surprise Saturday morning when she arrived at the Shrewsbury flower show to find that she had won three trophies in the floral art section. The Royal Bank of Scotland Rose Bowl for the best pedestal entitled Downton Abbey. The best use of colour trophy also for Downton Abbey pedestal and the Gredington Cup for the most points in the floral art section.

Bitterley WI

Ludlow Advertiser: Patchwork and quilting.

4:05pm Friday 22nd August 2014

LAST year members were allocated a grant from the National Lottery Awards for All. It was decided to hold a patchwork and quilting workshop, open to members, non-members, any age. Members meet twice a month. Some of the group had not done this before, others are learning new skills and fresh ideas. The group enjoy the sessions making new friends, helping each other with different ideas, colour schemes etc. Among the items members have made are cushion covers, wall hangings, bags and table runners.

Bucknell School peace child

Ludlow Advertiser: Summer production Peace Child.

3:04pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THE children and staff at Bucknell School have worked extremely hard this term to put on our summer production 'Peace Child'. The play tells the story of how two tribes are united by a new born baby. A child who was able to teach them the meaning of love and appreciation of our differences.

Cleobury Mortimer open gardens

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10:04am Friday 22nd August 2014

THE Open Gardens Trail held August in Cleobury Mortimer was most successful, and raised over £1500 for The Friends of Saint Mary's Church, Cleobury Mortimer and Shropshire Historic Churches Trust.

Burford House Garden Store

Ludlow Advertiser: Paul Benson (centre manager), Trevor Hill (Trevor Hill's Falconry Display), Nick Walton and Ava Lesley Batham (customers at the show).

4:05pm Thursday 21st August 2014

BURFORD House Garden Store proudly hosted it's third local producer's market and first ever falconry display (Trevor Hill's Falconry Display).

Your Districts for Bishops Castle to The Strettons and clubs and societies, week commencing August 21.

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2:22pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Bishops Castle

Tenbury produce market marks first birthday

Ludlow Advertiser: Regular traders with a selection of their products at Tenbury Local Producers Market. Photo: KEITH GLUYAS.

3:04pm Friday 15th August 2014

A SPECIAL first birthday took place in Tenbury.

Brampton Bryan scarecrow Sunday

Ludlow Advertiser: Two of the organisers Brian Thomas next to his 166 Morris Oxford and his mechanic scarecrow with Mike Oliver.

12:04pm Friday 15th August 2014

HUNDREDS of pounds were raised at the annual Brampton Bryan scarecrow day last weekend.

Tenbury High School pupils get poetic to remember First World War

Ludlow Advertiser: Modern day war poets at Tenbury High School are: (back from left) Gemma Lambert, Luke Staples, Will Powis, and Kit Garbutt; (middle) Piers Van Straaten,  Beth Edwards, Grace Everall, Eve Watson, Kitty Houchin, James Whistance, and Lucy Ayres; and (front)

8:02am Friday 15th August 2014

POETRY has played a part in the studies of history students at Tenbury High School.

Pudleston war memorial

2:04pm Thursday 14th August 2014

PUDLESTON War Memorial, at St Peter's Church, August 4. Commemorating the four soldiers on the war memorial.

Tenbury student earns first class degree

Ludlow Advertiser: Alexa-Jane Moore.

9:03am Thursday 14th August 2014

A TENBURY student has earned a First Class Honours degree after completing her studies at the University of Worcester.

Your Districts for Bishops's Castle to Tenbury and Clubs and Societies, week commencing August 14

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2:40pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Bishop’s Castle

Cleobury market

Ludlow Advertiser: Cleobury Country Market
Ashley Buck purchases some bottles of Oldfields Orchard, the new cider from Hobsons, from Beks (crrct) Gallagher.1430_53002
Photo: KEITH GLUYAS (8414069)

2:02pm Saturday 9th August 2014

IT rains a lot in the Isle of Man.

Tenbury festival attracts beer lovers

Ludlow Advertiser: Visitors to the Festival enjoyed their drinks and the music in spite of the grey skies.  Photos: KEITH GLUYAS.

10:02am Saturday 9th August 2014

BEER and cider accompanied music during three days of festivities in Burford.

Ludlow Mayor's annual service

Ludlow Advertiser: The civic group meet informally by the market stalls

6:02pm Friday 8th August 2014

THE annual Mayor's Sunday Service has been held at Laurence’s Church.

Bishops Castle to commemorate start of World War One

4:29pm Friday 8th August 2014

AN exhibition looking at life in Bishops Castle during the First World War opens in Bishops Castle Town Hall tomorrow.

WI on Shropshire’s summit

Ludlow Advertiser: WI on Shropshire’s summit.

2:05pm Friday 8th August 2014

CELEBRATING the arrival in South Shropshire of the Centenary Baton, after climbing 540 metres to the top of Brown Clee Hill, is county federation chairman Sue Bradley with members of Ludlow North and South groups. 2015 will mark the first 100 years of the Women's Institute in England and Wales. At present the special baton is on an 18 month long journey visiting all the 69 federations around the country, before reaching the Royal Albert Hall next summer.

Your Districts for Bayton to Westhope and Clubs and Societies, week commencing August 7

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4:19pm Wednesday 6th August 2014


BIshops Castle Town Hall fund raising approaches target

6:36am Monday 4th August 2014

FUND raising for the renovation fund for Bishops Castle Town Hall is well on the way to its target.

Cleobury bids 'farewell' to the Warblers

Ludlow Advertiser: St Mary's Church, Cleobury Mortimer.

9:02am Saturday 2nd August 2014

JULY 4 saw the last performance by the Reid Warblers, a singing group which has entertained many in Cleobury Mortimer over the last nine years. The group was originally formed to provide a focus for a handful of people who wanted to sing for their own pleasure, on a fairly informal basis. Judy Reid was targeted as a piano player, but soon showed that she could do much more than accompaniments, and has been the musical director ever since. Predictably, once the existence of the group became known, invitations to give public performances followed.

Choir sings at the Castle for food festival party

Ludlow Advertiser: Got 2 Sing at Ludlow Castle.

3:08pm Friday 1st August 2014

GOT 2 Sing choir showed partygoers at Ludlow Castle on Sunday how singing can endow life with an added zest, leaving the crowds shouting for more!

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.

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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

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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

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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

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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 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.


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