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With over 1,000 years of history, Shrewsbury is a place where the very very old sits along side the very very new.

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Local History

Posted 12 October 2023

Explore Shrewsbury's Best Ghost Tales for October nights

With a rich history dating all the way back to the Bronze Age, dotted with bloody battles, rebellions and gruesome murders, it’s not surprising to…

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Local History

Posted 5 October 2023

From the pre-Raphaelites to the Trenches: Exploring Shrewsbury's Poetic Legacy

What do Wilfred Owen and Mary Webb have in common? To celebrate National Poetry Day, we take a look at some of Shrewsbury's most notable poetic…

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Local History

Posted 18 August 2023

Heritage Open Days in Shrewsbury

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture. Every September Shrewsbury throws open its doors to celebrate our heritage,…

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See & Do

Posted 2 May 2023

John Weaver Festival 2023

This summer, Shrewsbury is celebrating the 350th anniversary of John Weaver's birth with a week of events inspired by his life and work.

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Local History

Posted 27 March 2023

Shrewsbury Heritage Trail

Welcome to your passport to Shrewsbury's heritage! Follow the trail to explore some of our architectural and historical gems and stories of people…

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See & Do

Posted 3 March 2023

Shrewsbury LGBT History Festival 2023

Shrewsbury LGBT History Festival returns 24th - 26th March with a series of exhibitions, film screenings and workshops.

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See & Do

Posted 12 January 2023

Shrewsbury in TV and film

Over the decades, Shrewsbury’s been at home on the big screen. From the George C Scott 1984 classic A Christmas Carol to the BBC’s BAFTA…

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Local History

Posted 20 November 2022

A Christmas Carol in Shrewsbury

Beautiful photographs from the filming of A Christmas Carol have lain undiscovered for over 30 years, hidden away in the family album, My…

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Local History

Posted 1 October 2022

Shrewsbury's spooky stories

Shrewsbury, with its medieval streets, shuts and passageways, and gory history is said to be one of the most haunted towns in the UK. If you go down…

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Local History

Posted 9 September 2022

Queen Elizabeth in Shrewsbury

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth will always hold a special place in the heart of Shrewsbury. We look back at two of her significant visits captured by…

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