Geoffrey Wolryche Whitmore’s pioneering forestry techniques saved the estate from financial ruin after the World Wars. Take a look at his tools and forester’s smock in the Costume Gallery and compare them to the tools and workwear our rangers wear today.
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of D Day (6th June 1944) we are holding a weekend of activities as follows:
Friday 31st May: Play – “Meet Tommy Atkins” at the Church House Welshpool 7.30pm. Adm £10 to include nibbles. Bring your own drink and enjoy the tale of how Tommy returns from the Somme (WW1) his Second World War and into the 1950s.
Saturday 1st June: Corn Exchange (Town Hall) Welshpool 10am – 1pm – D Day Exhibition. This will include Ex service organisation stands, Spitfire fund tombola, Welshpool at war photo display, memorabilia displays, etc. Admission free but donations welcome.
Followed by the Big Screen showing of the Welshpool celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of VEVJ Day in 1995.
Sunday 2nd June 12noon – 5pm OPEN HOUSE & GARDEN at No1 Church Bank Welshpool. As recently featured on S4C. Admission £5 to include tea & cakes.
The ‘zombie’ with its characteristic stumbling gate and flesh-eating persuasions is an image which has captured the public imagination like no other.
The blockbusting TV show, The Walking Dead, now in its 9th season is a spin-off of the popular comic book series created by Robert Kirkman and Shropshire’s own Charlie Adlard.
Drawn of the Dead is the exciting new exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery and takes you on a journey through a stunning collection of Charlie’s original works from the Walking Dead comic series alongside immersive, set piece installations and much more.
This unique exhibition extends to the museum balcony where you will see the range of Charlie’s work beyond The Walking Dead. Images from cult French comic Vampire State Building are displayed alongside Charlie’s life drawing and original books Code Flesh and White Death.
Visit Drawn of the Dead between 1 June – 3 November 2019 for an unforgettable experience.
Cambrian Heritage Railways are delighted to host the Ellesmere Model Railway Club for a large display of Model Railway layouts in the historic grade 2 listed Cambrian Railways Station Building in Oswestry. With Steam Train Rides, the Cambrian Railways Museum and trade stands. Refreshments available.
Set in the beautiful churches in the villages of Shawbury, Stanton upon Hine Heath and Moreton Corbet, the theme for the 3 church flower festival is ‘Trinity’. The churches will be open each day between 10am and 5pm. The ticket price is £10 which includes entry to all 3 churches and light refreshments at Shawbury village hall. Tickets can be bought on the day at any of the churches. Amazing designers from across Shropshire and beyond led by Kate Edwards a RHS Chelsea Gold Medalist.
A Flower Festival with a musical theme set in our beautiful 13th Century Church. A real English country village event. There will be music, the village schoolchildren will sing and musicians will play. There will be a plant sale and cream teas to enjoy. Most of all there will be a warm welcome for everyone.
See displays of vintage vehicles of every kind including cars, motor bikes, tractors, military vehicles, steam engines, stationary engines, Land Rovers, Commercials and many interesting static exhibits.
Come along to the Greenhous West Mid Showground on 6th and 7th July for this family vintage vehicle day out.
Each year features a special tractor and in 2019 it will be the ‘International’. There is something of interest for all the family including craft and trade stalls, autojumble, fairground rides, go karts, face painting, juggling, shire horses and the well frequented beer tent and refreshment stands.
The Auction sale of vintage items will take place on the Saturday at 10.30am. The event supports charities each year and in 2019 it will be supporting the R.A.B.I and Severn Hospice.
There’s also the fantastic spectator sport Tractor Pulling, a magician, music from the Wirrall Pipe Band and Plantonic All Stars Steel Band.
Tickets are £8 in advance, £10 on the gate and under 16s go FREE!