Shrewsbury News

Shropshire towns success at the Heart of England in Bloom awards

Several Shropshire towns and villages are celebrating golden success at this year’s Heart of England in Bloom competition - with Shrewsbury leading the way.

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MUSIC DUO PERFORM AT MARKET HALL

Music fans will have the chance to see a popular Shrewsbury duo at the town€™s indoor Market Hall this weekend.

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Ironbridge Park and Ride - FREE Service Extended to 27th October 2012

Ironbridge Park and Ride - FREE Service Extended to 27th October 2012

Following the success of their summer holidays promotion where the Ironbridge Gorge Park and Ride service operated for free, this is now being extended to the end of season on Saturday 27th October.

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ARTIST HOPES TO CARVE OUT SUCCESSFUL PATH AT MARKET HALL

A giant, carved version of the Bayeux tapestry has gone on display to members of the public at Shrewsbury Market Hall.

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Santa Safaris return to Hawkstone Park & Follies

It may still be summer but bookings are already being made to take a magical ride to Father Christmas€™s grotto at a leading Shropshire venue. Hawkstone Park in Weston-under-Redcastle has already had 200 bookings for its annual Santa Safari despite many children still enjoying ice-creams rather than thinking about the festive season.

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SPOKEN WORD AT MARKET HALL

Shrewsbury Market Hall will play host to a one-off poetry event next week. Fans of the spoken word can enjoy an afternoon of verse at the Bird€™s Nest Cafe on August 25 from 12pm until 3pm.

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HAIL, GLADIATOR!  BECOME A ROMAN AT WROXETER ROMAN CITY

HAIL, GLADIATOR! BECOME A ROMAN AT WROXETER ROMAN CITY

There€™s no better way of learning about history than actually stepping into it €“ and that is precisely what visitors can do this summer at Wroxeter Roman City, near Shrewsbury. Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 31 July to 22 August, they are invited to come and join the Roman army or try their hand at gladiatorial combat as English Heritage€™s Time Travellers Go... Roman!

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THE CIVIL SIDE OF THE ROMANS AT WROXETER ROMAN CITY

THE CIVIL SIDE OF THE ROMANS AT WROXETER ROMAN CITY

It was founded as a military garrison, but soon came to be one of the largest civilian cities in the whole of Britain, and this August bank holiday weekend, a Roman family will move into the Town House at Wroxeter Roman City to give visitors a taste of civilian life in second century Virconium!

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'Flights of Fancy' cartoon exhibition now on display

On display until 24th September 2012. FREE admission.

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Popular Caravan Parks Report a Busy Summer

The owners of four popular five star touring caravan parks in Shropshire and Snowdonia are reporting a busy summer season.

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