Hodnet & District Garden Club – May 2019 events

Hodnet & District Garden Club

There will be no meeting at the Lyon Hall in May, as two visits are scheduled for this month – see below for details.

The Club is also having a plant stall at the Grove School on the morning of Sunday 12th May during the Market Drayton 10K run.

On the evening of Mon 13th May, members look forward to […]

More Opportunities to ‘Give Bowls a Go’

WBSC Give Bowls a Go 2019

The crown green bowling season has started and Wollerton Bowls Club is offering the opportunity for people to try out bowling. Six free “Give Bowls a Go” are being held in May and June, starting at 2:00pm on Saturday afternoons. Dates are:

May 11 & 18 June 1, 8, 15 & 22

The sessions are open to anyone who would […]

New Page Listing Local Broadband Suppliers

Over forty people attended a meeting at Peplow Chapel on 29th November to learn more about the provision of broadband in the area. The majority of those present were from Peplow, but Marchamley, Wollerton, High Hatton and Ollerton were also represented. All seemingly were suffering with slow, rural broadband.

Philippa Blackburn of Airband explained her company’s aim to provide radio […]

Walk Leaflets – Expanded/Updated range now available


Hodnet’s Bell Ringers on the Radio

Jim Hawkins, Radio Shropshire’s popular morning show host, recently paid a visit to St. Luke’s church to meet its team of bell ringers. Several clips from his visit featured on his show last week. If you missed the broadcast you can listen again on the BBC iPlayer for the next three weeks. The first part starts approximately 1 hour 10 […]

New ‘Nostalgia Photos’ emerge

Courtesy Shropshire Star

Recent perusal of a (2003) copy of a Shropshire Star book ‘Pictures from the Past’ (borrowed from Market Drayton’s library), revealed two interesting local photos, as shown below.

They are reproduced here courtesy of the Shropshire Star Newspaper.

1965: Hodnet school children being escorted across Drayton Road (by Mrs Wilma Owen) to have their lunch at the Lyon […]

Free ‘Give Bowls a Go’ Sessions

From Saturday 14 April, Wollerton Bowls Club is offering free sessions to anyone who would like to try crown green bowls. The sessions are taking place on Saturday afternoons between 2.00 to 4.00pm. They are planned to continue every week through May and June. The club is located in Mill Road, Wollerton, TF9 3NE.

The sessions are designed for anyone […]

The boy who was evacuated to Hodnet and stayed

Joe Cunningham and his sister arrived in Hodnet during September 1939. Aged just six Joe found rural Shropshire very different to industrial East Manchester where he had lived until the Second World War broke out and, along with hundreds of other children, they were evacuated out of harms way. Unlike most of the children when the war ended Joe did […]

Remembering Ken Dodd

Courtesy Shropshire Star

How many of our viewers / users remember that ‘Doddy’ visited Wollerton back in Jan 1972 – to present a ‘Perfect Pub’ award to the erstwhile Squirrel Inn?

The picture below was used by the Shropshire Star last week in their ‘Pictures from the Past’ item and is reproduced here courtesy of the Shopshire Star Newspaper.

Do you recognise […]

Editor Needed to Revamp Parish Magazine

St Lukes Church

St. Luke’s Hodnet are totally revamping their church newsletter and hoping to develop it into a community publication, carrying news from the many different organisations which our community benefits from.

To do this successfully they need to recruit a volunteer editor who perhaps has some experience in the field. Potential editors will need an artistic bent and be familiar with […]

Hail, Sunshine and Snowdrops

Peplow Snowdrop Walk

When the Peplow Community Group gathered for their monthly walk on Sunday 11 February, the weather was more than unpredictable. The snow and ice predicted in weather warnings during the morning had not covered the county in white. Hoping the afternoon would also remain largely dry, twelve people decided to brave the cold and headed for Coundmoor near Cressage. The […]

How to keep warm – the HFG way!

On Jan 26th 3 members of the Hodnet Footpath Group (HFG), fed up with the bad weather that has cancelled many past planned workparties, decided to go ahead with a workparty to replace two stiles near long lane [on walks 6 & 7] , even though sleet was forecast – later. We were very pleased to find we were assisted […]

Historic Photographs of James Naylor

James Naylor & his dog Rover

In December 2017 the web team were contacted by Dr Philip J Naylor, grandson of James Naylor who was the Dispensing Chemist in Hodnet between 1934 & 1937. Philip, who now lives in Bristol is also the great grandson of Will Dodd, who was the odd job man at Hodnet Hall.

Philip says he had been going through some of […]

Public Walks for 2018

Hodnet Footpath Group have set dates for next year’s public walks. As weekend walks have often had a poor turnout in the past but evening walks have often been better, we have opted for evening walks through the coming year, and will also try some daytime mid-week walks too. Noting that we seem to have a knack for choosing some […]

Body Tone Workout

Hodnet Workout

It seems that, unlike city people, Hodnet residents being of a gentler character have found the thought of a fitness Bootcamp far too intimidating! Following feedback received at the recent Healthy Hodnet event, Emily Benson of Beyond Fitness has changed the name and altered the approach of her weekly workouts. From now on they will be known as Hodnet Body […]