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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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Posted 5 May 2023

Shrewsbury Arts Trail 2023

The ever-popular Shrewsbury Arts Trail returns this summer and it's going to be a supersized year, with all artworks based on this year's theme…

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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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Posted 19 April 2023

Celebrate the Coronation in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury's coming together to celebrate The Coronation of The King and Queen Consort. Get ready for a bank holiday bursting with sunshine, good…

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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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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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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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