Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms changes hands

Ludlow Advertiser: Valerie Meehan, centre manager, welcomes Jake Berriman, CEO of Shropshire Housing Group, to the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

6:53am Monday 18th August 2014

AN iconic landmark in Craven Arms has changed hands.

South Shropshire autism support group to screen fundraising film

Ludlow Advertiser: Rio 2, which features Anne Hathaway as Jewel and Jesse Eisenberg as Blu

6:36am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A SOUTH Shropshire support group is holding a screening of a family film to raise money for Unleashed.

'Playday' comes to Craven Arms

6:13am Friday 25th July 2014

CRAVEN Arms will feature in a week of play events being organised by Shropshire Council.

'Poems for the Farm' comes to Acton Scott

6:32am Friday 11th July 2014

THERE will be an afternoon of agricultural poetry at a south Shropshire tourist attraction tomorrow.

Police appeal over road accident near Craven Arms

Ludlow Advertiser:

9:39am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A POLICE witness appeal may help the investigation into a road collision at Newcastle near Craven Arms in which an elderly woman was seriously injured.

Sky diving at 89 for Lydbury North woman

Ludlow Advertiser: Jean in the skies. Photo: COURTESY OF BODYFLIGHTCOACH.CO.UK

5:58am Friday 4th July 2014

JEAN Seckington of Lydbury North hit the skies on her birthday.

Woman injured in traffic accident near Clun

9:24am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A WOMAN has suffered serious injuries following an RTC in south Shropshire.

Aston on Clun celebrates Arbor Day

Ludlow Advertiser: The stilt walker leads the way at the Arbor Day celebrations in Aston on Clun. Pictures by Emma Morris.

6:12am Tuesday 27th May 2014

AN ancient pageant has been celebrated in south Shropshire over the bank holiday weekend.

Police launch appeal for missing Craven Arms teenager

Ludlow Advertiser: Use of tasers by West Mercia Police falls

8:34am Friday 23rd May 2014

POLICE have launched an appeal for a teenage girl who has gone missing from her home in Craven Arms Kayleigh Lavington, is 15-years-old, is missing from Craven Arms in Shropshire.

Business event in Craven Arms

6:37am Friday 23rd May 2014

THERE is a chance for businesses to get to know each other better and find out more about plans to improve broadband in south Shropshire.

Grant awarded to Craven Arms business

6:01am Thursday 15th May 2014

A FAMILY owned design company based in Craven Arms is looking forward to further expansion.

Cake maker Lindy Smith moves to Craven Arms

Ludlow Advertiser: Lindy Smith has moved back to south Shropshire.

8:45am Wednesday 14th May 2014

AN acclaimed baker is having her cake and eating it by moving to south Shropshire.

Folk duo to play village hall near Craven Arms

6:08am Thursday 8th May 2014

A FOLK duo will perform at Belshazzar’s Feast at Edgton Village Hall near Craven Arms at the weekend.

Family fun had at Ale in the Dale Beer Festival

Ludlow Advertiser: Sara Thompson and Hanah O'Boyle at the Ale in the Dale Beer Festival at the Sun Inn at Corfton on Saturday. Photo by Chas Breton.

6:21am Tuesday 6th May 2014

THERE were more than 35 different brews of offer from all over the UK at the Ale in the Dale Beer Festival.

Craven Arms model railway group is just the ticket

Ludlow Advertiser: Exhibition organiser John Clark with his grandson Ty Clark at Saturday's Craven Arms and District Model Railway Circle exhibition. Photo by Chas Breton.

6:20am Tuesday 6th May 2014

FADS come and go and so do many toys and gadgets.

Model railway exhibition to take place in Craven Arms

4:42pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

AN exhibition is to be held in Craven Arms for model railway enthusiasts.

Estate near Craven Arms to open gates

8:47am Wednesday 30th April 2014

AN estate near Craven Arms is to open its gates in aid of the National Gardens Scheme.

Hand over at Craven Arms Brewery

Ludlow Advertiser: Over to you: Paul Benson (left) hands over the hops and saccharometer to new head brewer Andrew Pinnock, watched by Wood's MD Edward Wood (centre).

6:04am Tuesday 8th April 2014

IT is time for a change at an award winning brewery based in Craven Arms.

Empathy for Special Children walks to Flounders' Folly

Ludlow Advertiser: Steve Goddard-Cockaday and Sam Goddard Cockaday embarked on the walk to Flounder's Folly, seen in the background, dressed as Smurfs. Pictures by Mark Bowen.

2:18pm Monday 7th April 2014

EMPATHY For Special Children, a group to help youngsters on the Autistic scale, held a sponsored walk to Flounder's Folly on Sunday.

Samuel Wood and Company expands into Church Stretton

Ludlow Advertiser: At the opening of Samuel Wood and Company estate agent office opening, Church Stretton, from left, Michael Burton, Andrew Cadwallader, Russell Griffin, Anthony Wood, Nicholas Churton, Annette Reeve and Gareth Samuel.

12:02pm Thursday 6th March 2014

ONE of Shropshire's leading estate agents has expanded into Church Stretton to cater for an increased demand for properties in the area.

Firefighters attend 'electric' tree fire in Marshbrook

Ludlow Advertiser: Fire fighters rescue locked-out resident

9:34am Monday 3rd March 2014

A TREE in Church Stretton caught fire after it was hit by a falling electricity cable.

Craven Arms and district history group

11:55am Thursday 25th April 2013

CRAVEN ARMS AND DISTRICT HISTORY GROUP - Will hold the next meeting, at The Discovery Centre on May 1 starting at 7pm. Andy Wigly will give an illustrated talk on south Shropshire’s hill forts. All welcome, call Russell Jones on 01584 861547 for more information.

Craven Arms voluntary forum

9:58am Thursday 18th April 2013

VOLUNTARY FORUM - The forum takes place on May 15, 10.30am to 12.30pm at Craven Arms community centre. Call Clive Leworthy volunteer outreach officer, on 07791 260888 if you would like to attend or present to.

Craven Arms and Rural Local Joint Committee

10:27am Thursday 14th March 2013

CRAVEN ARMS AND RURAL LJC - The Craven Arms and Rural Local Joint Committee (LJC) will be discussing two important community buildings in Craven Arms on Wednesday at 7pm at Onibury village hall.

Craven Arms history group

2:18pm Thursday 28th February 2013

HISTORY GROUP - The Craven Arms and District History Group has its next meeting at the Discovery Centre on Wednesday starting at 7pm. John Cherry will give an illustrated talk on If You Find It - Is It Treasure? All welcome.For more information call Russell Jones on 01584 861547.

Oldham man travelled by train to burgle homes in Church Stretton and Craven Arms

4:09pm Tuesday 5th February 2013

A PROLIFIC burglar who travelled by train from Lancashire to target homes in Shropshire and Herefordshire, including two houses in the same street in Craven Arms, has been jailed for four years and eight months.

Craven Arms walk in Wednesdays, church centenary and town council meeting

8:00am Thursday 24th January 2013

WALK-IN WEDNESDAYS - Here is a chance to drop in and take part in a variety of interesting free activities.

Craven Arms marmalade workshop and cook like Cleopatra

8:00am Thursday 17th January 2013

MARMALADE WORKSHOP - made with Seville oranges. January 25, 9am- 5pm, Craven Arms community centre.

Craven Arms local history

8:00am Thursday 10th January 2013

LOCAL HISTORY - Craven Arms and District History Group is holding its three-day local history exhibition at The Discovery Centre, Craven Arms on January 18-20 from 10am to 4pm daily.

Craven Arms concert and disco for kids

11:39am Wednesday 5th December 2012

CONCERT - Cravens Arms Men’s Chorus and The Ludlow Concert Band present a festive Christmas evening, Saturday, 7.30pm, Craven Arms community centre. Tickets £5 (kids £2.50) Tickets are available from the community centre - call 01588 672847.

Craven Arms boardgamers group

7:00am Thursday 29th November 2012

BOARDGAMERS SOUTH SHROPSHIRE – Social group of board gamers; Napoleonics, Axis and Allies, Kingmaker and traditional board games. Over 18s only. Contact Darrell on 01588 674860.

Craven Arms parking restrictions and conspiracies are us

8:00am Thursday 22nd November 2012

PARKING RESTRICTIONS – People visiting Craven Arms community centre Wednesday evenings need to be aware of lack of parking spaces for the next six weeks. Due to bingo season starting, car park spaces are limited.

Craven Arms parking issues

10:35am Thursday 8th November 2012

PARKING ISSUES - People visiting Craven Arms community centre Wednesday evenings need to be aware of lack of parking spaces for the next six weeks.

Craven Arms - a new you, hula-hooping and Christmas craft fair

10:31am Thursday 1st November 2012

A NEW YOU - Free courses at the community centre. Starting November 7. A New You is a programme of free activities designed to help you take a fresh look at your life. The sessions are informal and enjoyable. They will give you the opportunity to develop new skills, meet new people and take part in activities that interest you. Sessions includes keep fit/ pilates/ creative crafts/walking for health/ healthy eating/ healthy cooking/ eco chic and confidence building. Places are limited, booking essential. Lunch is provided and free creche. Call Tricia on 07582003809 or pop into the centre.

Craven Arms, bingo, jive, challenge walk and more

8:00am Thursday 4th October 2012

BINGO - Onibury village hall, next Tuesday, 7.30pm.

Craven Arms history group, farmers' market, coffee morning and more

11:41am Thursday 27th September 2012

FUEL POVERTY - Conference at Craven Arms community centre tomorrow (Friday), 9am-1pm.

Craven Arms Blooming Great Tea Party, boot sale, South Shropshire Interfaith Forum, Zumba fitness, play the guitar and more

9:37am Thursday 13th September 2012

BLOOMING GREAT TEA PARTY – The amount raised for Marie Curie Cancer Care at Onibury Farmhouse was £365.

Craven Arms flower festival, book fair, Flounders Folly, Wistanstow lunch, Link Romania and more

10:30am Thursday 6th September 2012

FLOWER FESTIVAL - Ladies cheerfully served scrumptious home made cakes at the Stokesay Flower Festival in Craven Arms on the Sunday after the united Songs of Praise service. There were some magnificent flower displays by local people within the church, featuring ‘Shropshire Heritage’ which included various main features eg ‘The Shropshire Hills’, ‘Canals’, ‘Wenlock Olympics’, ‘Railways’, ‘The Village Church’, ‘The Wool Trade’, ‘Shrewsbury Flower Show’, ‘Country Markets’, ‘Farming’, ‘Market Drayton Gingerbread’ (by the 1st Craven Arms Brownies) and ‘Shropshire Coat of Arms’. Over the bank holiday weekend, there was much activity, with various stalls selling books, crafts, flowers, cards and gifts. Proceeds went to the Church, St John the Baptist, with a donation to the Severn Hospice.

Craven Arms rounders tournament, farmers' market, coffee morning, history group and more

1:18pm Thursday 30th August 2012

ROUNDERS TOURNAMENT – There will be a rounders tournament in loving memory of Amy Walden at the playing fields in Craven Arms on September 16, at 10.30am. No more than four men per team, nine per team aged 12 and over. All players play at their own risk. £20 per team (payable on the day). There will be a draw with great prizes. Bring your own drink. For details and to enter a team, call Debby on 07973 919461. Please register your team no later than September 8. Proceeds will be divided between Severdale Specialist School (Shrewsbury) and Visionhomes Association (Ludlow).

Craven Arms historical fun, boot sale, choir seeks singers, BMX track, church fete, holiday club, tea dance and more

9:33am Thursday 16th August 2012

HISTORICAL FUN – Historical reenactors will teach youngsters to ‘stand and deliver’ at Stokesay Castle on Thursday, August 23. Bosses at the English Heritage site will host a ‘highwayman school’ for children to learn how 17th century bandits got money, jewels and ransoms off their wealthy victims. The event will demonstrate the skills and tell the stories of both the law breakers and makers. Children will be able to learn dragon-battling skills with junior jousting for young knights and sit at the Round Table for tales of the gallant knights.

Craven Arms flower festival, Flounders Folly, Onny parade and flower show

9:40am Thursday 9th August 2012

FLOWER FESTIVAL - Stokesay Church - Shropshire Heritage bank holiday weekend August 25-27, 10am to 5pm (11am to 5pm on Sunday). Super refreshments, books, crafts, plants.

Craven Arms Community Centre events

9:42am Thursday 2nd August 2012

EVENTS AT COMMUNITY CENTRE - Dianna Griffiths School of Dance summer workshops (ballet, singing, greek dancing and drama) on August 8 - 9, from 10-1pm. To book please call Cathy on 01694 771805.

Craven Arms history group, jive sessions, Marie Curie Cancer Care party, diabetes support group, Discovery Centre activities and more

9:02am Thursday 26th July 2012

HISTORY GROUP - The Craven Arms and District History Group have their next meeting at The Discovery Centre on Wednesday at 7pm. Dave Evans of Clun will give an illustrated talk on Early Craven Arms, using new material in the first of two talks he will be giving the group by popular request. All welcome, call Russell Jones on 01584 861547 for further details. Volunteers are on hand at the Discovery Centre every Friday morning for help with your local and family research. 10 to 1 pm. JIVE SESSIONS - Thursdays, 7.45pm - 10pm, in Onibury Village Hall. 07800 634071. MARIE CURIE CANCER CARE PARTY - A blooming treat tea party will take place at The Farmhouse Onibury, Sunday 2pm to 6pm. Draw, tombola, fair organ,cake stall. Everyone welcome, signposted from A49, just follow the balloons, any donations for prizes gratefully received. 07791 219261 Sorry, no dogs. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP - Next meeting is on Wednesday at Millmead, 2pm local artist Carol Bowen and Gordon Bailey will be there with many varied hand-crafted items. Light refreshments and a draw, all for £1. It has been announced that the recent sponsored walk from the Discovery Centre raised approximately £1500 for Diabetes Research. All those helping and participating are thanked warmly. DISCOVERY CENTRE ACTIVITIES - For children. Purple Prickles and Poisonous Warts from Monday to Friday, August 3, and Monday to Friday, August 20-24. Take part in a nut and spoon race, hunt the owls, pin the tail on the fox and play snakes and ladders. Create your own pizza to cook in a stone oven and enjoy popcorn cooked on a campfire from Monday to Friday, August 6-10 and August 27-31. To book 01588 676060 email discovery.centre@shropshire.gov.uk. Activities start at 1pm an finish at 2.30pm, for three to 11 year olds £3 per child. Toddle Time on Mondays 10.30 to 11.30am, under fives. Birthday parties for a packed day of fun call 01588 676060. ABATTOIR RELOCATION - The proposed multi million pound relocation plans are expected to bring a substantial number of jobs to the town, if there is support from the local people. It is proposed to move the abattoir from the present unsatisfactory and unpopular site in the centre of the town to one at Newington Farm, with room for expansion over the coming years. Please support these plans in any way you can. SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB - A programme of activities has been arranged for the summer months at the Community Centre Craven Arms for children aged two to 11 years, all day or half day. Ring Wendy 07891 106339 EXTEND EXERCISE - This gentle exercise group meets on Tuesdays at the Community Centre 2pm - 3pm £3. Why not try it, or start again if you have already been ? CRAVEN ARMS BRIDGE CLUB - Meets at Culmington Village Hall on Mondays at 1.30pm. 01588 672315 CORVEDALE CHOIR - Meets fortnightly at Culmington Village Hall. A friendly mixed voice choir, new members welcome 01584 841053 GARDEN FETE - Will be held at the Old Rectory Hopesay near Craven Arms to raise funds for the church. Saturday August 4, 2pm - 6 pm. Stalls, cakes, plants, produce books DVDs hand- made goods and soft toys, white elephant games tombola raffle. A children’s dance troupe will perform. In the event of wet weather, it will be held in the Aston on Clun Village Hall. Doreen Nightingale 01588 673514 email dor71@btinternet.com Do get in contact if you have any news or events which need pub

Craven Arms boot sale, Flounders Folly, tai chi for beginners, summer fun, tea dance, line dancing, Shamblers walking group, extend classes, Saturday market

10:15am Wednesday 18th July 2012

BOOT SALE - at the Gateway Car Park Craven Arms on Saturday July 21, at 10 am, and thereafter on the third Saturday of every month. CRAVEN ARMS XPLORE 2012 - This summer outdoor activities for young people aged seven to 21, funded by Craven Arms Area Youth Group and free to anyone living within a six-mile radius of Craven Arms, or who attend the local schools. There will be choices of activities taking place outdoors. Bring your own refreshments and a packed lunch for a full day activity. Some activities require adult accompaniment. To find out more and to book ring 01588 676060 email discovery.centre@shropshire.gov.uk FLOUNDERS FOLLY - Open Sunday 29th July 10 till 4 details www.floundersfolly.org.uk TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS - Every Thursday at the Craven Arms Community Centre 1.30 to 3.30 pm £15 a month STOKESAY STITCHERS - Pilgrim Centre second and fourth Mondays at 2 pm All welcome SUMMER FUN - The annual Summer Fun Day and Duck Race will be held at Culmington Village Hall from 1.30 to 4.30 on Saturday July 21. Starts with Simon Airey the Animal Man from Corner Exotics of Shrewsbury featuring over 40 exotic animals with hands-on practical experience for everyone. The Craven Arms fire engine will be on display and a variety of stalls, a barbecue, table top and car boot, cake stall, face painting, tombola, raffle, coconut shy, train display and games. There will be refreshments and the duck race will be at 4.30 pm, the proceeds from which will be donated to All Saints Church Culmington and Village Hall funds. Pitch fee for the car boot or table top will be £5. Enquiries 07872 109936 or 07967 395193. TEA DANCE - Next tea dance Wednesday 25th July community centre 2pm to 4pm £2.50. Enquiries 01588 672847. LINE DANCING - Southern Cross are holding a line dancing class for beginners at the Onibury Village Hall on Mondays from 7 to 8 pm and for intermediate dancers for the rest of the evening. £3 per person. Enquiries Dave 01588 672141 SHAMBLERS WALKING GROUP - Meet at the Discovery Centre on the 2nd and fourth Mondays every month at 10.30 for an easy two to three hour walk in the countryside. Share transport or use local buses. Enquiries 01588 674999 EXTEND CLASSES - This is gentle exercise for the over 50s Tuesdays 2 to 3pm at the community centre cost £3 enquiries 01588 672847 SATURDAY MARKET - This is held in the Methodist Centre Craven Arms each week. A variety of stalls including jewellery, bric a brac, household goods, some electrical items, gardening tools, cakes, eggs, plants, fresh vegetables/fruit, collectables, cards, tombola, handbags, paintings, crockery, crafts, soft toys, nearly new, furniture and curiosities. From early morning until mid afternoon. Doreen Nightingale 01588 673514 email dor71@btinternet.com Don’t hesitate to contact Doreen with any news/photos or if you want to publicise a special event coming up.

Craven Arms ladies' group, tea party, annual fun day, Wistanstow, history group, summer holiday club, summer concert tomorrow, car treasure hunt and more

8:00am Thursday 12th July 2012

LADIES’ GROUP - Get your boots out ladies. Next meeting Wednesday, July 25, takes the form of a walk on the Long Mynd with Nick Robinson (National Trust Ranger). Meet at the Gateway Car Park 6.30pm TEA PARTY - At The Farmhouse, Onibury Sunday, July 29, 2pm to 6pm in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care signposted from the A49 follow the balloons. 07791 219261. Sorry no dogs.

Craven Arms Saturday market, farmers' market, coffee mornings, tree planting volunteers, family history, Embroiderers' Guild, playing field and more

8:00am Thursday 5th July 2012

SATURDAY MARKET – At the Methodist Centre from early until midafternoon, lots of bargains, do pay a visit.

Craven Arms history group, quiz, social evening, dog show, strawberry cream teas and more

8:00am Thursday 28th June 2012

HISTORY GROUP - Craven Arms and District History Group is holding its monthly meeting, visiting the resource/museum centre at Ludlow Library with a guided tour behind the scenes on Wednesday, July 4. Meet 7pm, at the Ludlow Library main doors.

Craven Arms diabetic support group, dog show, Craven Arms and district history group, Stokesay Stitchers, Saturday market and more

8:00am Thursday 21st June 2012

DIABETIC SUPPORT GROUP – At a recent Diabetic Support Group meeting at Millmead, Craven Arms, Trish Morris talked about her life and work in Calcutta, with fascinating reminiscences of her time spent alongside Mother Teresa. The afternoon was much enjoyed by the many folk present and she was thanked warmly by Caroline Holmes.

Craven Arms public consultation, jive freestyle, Clun Valley AED scheme, Wistanstow Players and more

8:00am Thursday 14th June 2012

PUBLIC CONSULTATION MEETING TONIGHT - At the Community Centre Craven Arms hosted by Craven Arms Town Council tonight (Thursday) 7pm - 9pm regarding plans for site allocation of new homes in the town. The meeting is an opportunity for everyone to have their say about the future of Craven Arms and to discuss how best to meet the challenges of creating new employment, delivering affordable homes and providing good quality facilities and services in the current economic circumstances.

Craven Arms History Group

8:00am Thursday 7th June 2012

HISTORY GROUP - The next Craven Arms and District History Group meeting is on Wednesday, June 6, at 7pm in the Discovery Centre, Craven Arms.








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