Book Club Starts Again

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As the summer holiday period draws to a close, many activities which have also taken a summer break begin a new season. Next Thursday, 8th September, Marchamley Book Club resumes its monthly meetings in Marchamley Club.

To coincide with this MBC now has its own page on this website, where anyone interested in joining can find out which books are […]

Petition to Reinstate 341/342 Buses

The Shropshire Star has today published an article here on its website highlighting a petition calling for the reintroduction of the 341 & 342 bus routes. The routes between Telford and Market Drayton was discontinued at the end of July after Telford & Wrekin Council withdrew its funding for the service.

People from villages in the local area insist it […]

Hodnet & District Garden Club Sept 2016

Hodnet & District Garden Club

Now that people are mostly back from their holidays, members of the Garden Club can look forward to another season of meetings at the Lyon Hall, Hodnet.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 20th September at 7:30pm.

Our speaker this month is Mr Harry Delaney, who taught for many years at Reaseheath. He will talk about how we can create […]

Frank Paddock – Local Artist?

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The webteam have been asked if they can help find out any information about a painting of Church Street, Hodnet signed by Frank Paddock. The date on the painting is ’84 and the scene looks more like 1884 than 1984. The painting (pictured right) shows St. Luke’s Church steps, the property which is presently Mulberry Bush Studios, The Hundred House […]

Multiple Roadworks Planned for A53 & A41

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Residents driving into Market Drayton will have spotted signs giving advance notice of roadworks on the A53 at Tern Hill roundabout and further away. They start in early September and are planned to last for 14 weeks.

Details of current and planned roadworks can be found on the Shropshire section of Information about the works can be accessed by […]

Police appeal for witnesses after break in

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Today (16/8/16) West Mercia Police have appealed for information about a brake in which occurred last Sunday, 14 August.

The Neighbourhood Watch Update describes the property as being in Wellington Road, Hodnet – presumably somewhere on the A442. The offence took place between 3.30pm-9.30pm. A quantity of cash and jewellery, and a small jewellery box were stolen.

Anyone with information […]

Have you seen this Turaco?

Missing Livingstone's Turaco

Lindsey Williams has contacted the web team with this message:

Lost in Hodnet a Livingstone’s Turaco.

His aviary companion is missing him.

The bird has turned in feet and is unsteady on them.

If anyone spots him please ring Wendy Williams on 01630 684086 or message Lindsey on Facebook.


Antiques Valuation Day – September 2016

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From 10.00am – 4.00 pm, Thursday 8 September, at The Bear, Hodnet.

Free valuations of collectables, jewellery, ceramics and other antiques.

Hansons and The Bear both support the Midlands Air Ambulance Service and donations can be made on the day.

Items can be accepted into forthcoming Hansons Auctions.

For more information please telephone 01630-685214 or email


Have Your Say on 2 important issues

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Shropshire Council have in the last few days announced two community consultations on topics which may be of interest to local residents.

Recently, we published a post which highlighted that not everyone in the Hodnet is able to benefit from the faster broadband roll-out. Last week the Council launched a consultation requesting comments in relation to basic and NGA broadband […]

A41 Reopened!

Site of the demolished house at Shakeford

Shropshire Council announced here this afternoon(7/8/16), that the A41 between Tern Hill and Newport would be reopened at 2pm.

On Friday it was thought that it would not be possible to open it until Monday, but good work by the contractors enabled it the closure to be terminated ahead of schedule. The picture on the right shows the cleared site.


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 […]

Parish Council Meeting – Sep 16

15th September 2016 7.30pm at Lyon Hall, Hodnet

Theft from Medical Practice

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Yesterday, the Shropshire Star published a report which included a brief statement about a theft of a purse from Hodnet Medical Practice. The report headlined a theft of items from Boots in Market Drayton.

The final paragraph relates to the incident in Hodnet:

Meanwhile, police are also appealing for information about a theft at Hodnet Medical Practice on July 25, […]