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 […]

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 […]

Marchamley Mysteries Revealed in Photos

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Save the date Sunday 6th November 2-5pm.

Pull out your best photographs to share on the day. Look forward to spending the afternoon chatting with others over tea and cake at Marchamley club.

Enjoy the photographs, old and new. See the pictures of people, the village, surrounding countryside and its abundant wildlife.

Meet a local historian and chat about his […]

Hodnet Man’s Historic Grave

Recently the web-team were contacted by someone asking permission to use a photograph from our website on a local history site. It was not the first time we have had such a request and the photographer, Geoff Potter, was very happy to grant them permission. The image in question is of St. Luke’s Church (right). What made this request […]

A bit of Hodnet’s past comes to light

Recently an old flagon from The Bear Inn has come to light.

You can read more HERE

1953 Coronation Celebrations in Hodnet

A copy of the programme for the 1953 Coronation Celebrations was recently discovered in the personal archives of a Parish Councillor. They scanned it and then sent the webteam a copy of the file which is reproduced on the right. Click on the image to enlarge it.

The full wording of the programme is reproduced below.

We wonder how many […]