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Burwarton Show shines

Burwarton Show shines

This year’s Burwarton Show was yet another triumph of local life and enterprise. Grey skies did not deter as visitors, demonstrators and the rural community…
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Flame of Hope visit

Flame of Hope visit

Much Wenlock recently hosted the official lighting of the 2017 Special Olympics GB Flame of Hope. The ceremony, which was attended by special guests including…
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Howzat!

Howzat!

A dramatic week of cricket saw Shropshire U14s return from the prestigious Taunton Festival with the winners’ shield. It was the first time Shropshire has…
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Athletes excel

Athletes excel

Ellie Humphries and Louix Tziortzis-Foskett from Much Wenlock’s William Brookes School have both qualified to represent Great Britain in the World Biathle Championships in Viveiro,…
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Rupertfest delight

Rupertfest delight

Dedicated Rupert’s Revenge supporter  Kelly Woodcock organised a successful community event, Rupertfest in July, raising £11k for the fund to help with treatment for six-year-old…
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Family medal haul

Family medal haul 

Jake and Aubrey Round from Bridgnorth Tae Kwon-Do bagged a gold and silver medal respectively at a national competition in Liverpool. Jake won a convincing…
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Sparring for charity

Sparring for charity

Excalibur Martial Arts students have raised over £1,000 for Hope House Children’s Hospice by taking part in the annual GTI Charity 100 Rounds of Sparring…
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In the row

In the row

Bridgnorth Rowing Club’s Fun Regatta will this year be held on Saturday 2 September. It is a fun event for everybody from 16 years to…
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Rounders renaissance

Rounders renaissance

Rounders is experiencing a resurgence. Six years ago, the Shropshire rounders league started with just five teams; it’s now grown to 12 teams with over…
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Community rallies for pool

Community rallies for pool

Fundraising towards the shortfall for Bridgnorth’s swimming pool gathered pace over the summer. In negotiations spearheaded by resident Nancy Brown and Bridgnorth Town Councillors, Shropshire…
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Peace award for angel

Peace award for angel

Oswestry’s British Ironwork Centre was presented with the prestigious Rotary International Peace Award in recognition of its National Anti-Violence Monument with the creation of the…
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Anyone for bowls?

Anyone for bowls?

Much Wenlock Bowling Club is working hard to reinvigorate its membership. The club, founded in the 1870s, is based on Much Wenlock’s Gaskell Recreation Ground.…
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Young volunteers

Young volunteers

In the past 12 months over 30 young volunteers have participated in a structured training course which has spanned a number of local towns. The…
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Rotary’s record year

Rotary’s record year

Bridgnorth Rotary celebrated another successful year of fundraising, fellowship and increasing membership with the Rotary Classic Car Run at the end of July which attracted…
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Towns history celebrated

Towns history celebrated

Bridgnorth History Fortnight, which marks 10 years of Bridgnorth Library’s successful history weeks and the local and family history volunteer afternoons, will take place from…
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Singers reunion

Singers reunion

Who remembers The Black and White Minstrels? Golfers in Bridgnorth were intrigued in the summer to hear singing voices in full flow and stunned to…
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Diabetes awareness

Diabetes awareness

A Diabetes Awareness Programme will be held at the Red House, Albrighton on Wednesdays 20 and 27 September.  The programme runs as two afternoon sessions…
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Befrienders needed

Befrienders needed

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is currently urgently in need of Befriending volunteers in Bridgnorth to spend one to two hours a week visiting…
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Railway hits jackpot

Railway hits jackpot

The Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust has succeeded in meeting a £1 million fundraising challenge well ahead of schedule and The Heritage Lottery Fund has…
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Rotary wishing well

Rotary wishing well

The Rotary Club of Bridgnorth’s wishing well was recently unveiled in the Bridgnorth Castle Grounds. President of Bridgnorth Rotary Club Robert Davies said “         The…
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Bikers fundraiser

Bikers fundraiser

Over 3,500 motorcyclists rode the 23 miles from Shrewsbury to RAF Cosford in the Bike4Life Ride Out, raising £73,800 for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity…
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Ladies try cricket

Ladies try cricket

Women’s cricket softball is taking Shropshire by storm. Two well-attended festivals have taken place in Shrewsbury and Alveley, and with numbers are growing more are…
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Wonderful WI!

Wonderful WI!

Bridgnorth WI has been raising funds and supporting a huge variety of community events throughout the year. In May, branch president Judith Tranter presented Chris…
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Wig box returned

Wig box returned

A rather strange Bridgnorth artefact has been restored to the family whose name it bears. John Kenneth Banks was Bridgnorth town clerk from 1957 before…
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Family fun at centre

Family fun at centre

Much Wenlock Leisure Centre’s new community club is open to families or individuals offering a range of ‘come and try’ activities at a very reasonable…
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