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Final preparations being made for huge Remembrance Day commemoration in Wellington as exhibition begins

November 2, 2018 |

Final preparations are being made for a huge Remembrance Day commemoration in Wellington – and the public are being urged to attend.

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World War One in the Wrekin area and Wem by Wendy Palin

February 8, 2018 |

Everyone in Britain was affected by the Great War and huge numbers of the population were keen to find ways to help the war effort. For some this meant raising money for the Soldiers’ Comfort Funds or knitting socks.

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Wellington Remembers’ thanks you, our readers. By Mary Rogers

November 13, 2017 |

The Wellington Remembers project would like to say thank you to all the people who are helping them write the Lych Gate biographies.

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Paul Brown’s Gym for Geriatrics by George Evans

October 9, 2017 |

Several years ago I started falling down. Perhaps the most spectacular fall was when I fell backwards on The Wrekin and knocked myself out. As I came round I wondered what the buzzing sound was; it turned out to be the Air Ambulance.

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Granddad Whiles – Wellington Remembers

August 30, 2017 |

Peter Riley writes about his experience volunteering with Wellington Remembers – maybe it will inspire you to join the team! Read More

Plan for World Heritage Site set for submission to UNESCO

April 12, 2017 |

Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet is being asked to give the green light for a plan to manage the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site to be submitted to both Central Government and UNESCO.

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Jeff’s 1,000-foot peak challenge

April 4, 2017 |

Having already become the first person to identify and climb all Staffordshire’s (in 2012) and Cheshire’s (in 2014) 1,000-foot peaks, intrepid hill walker Jeff Kent has repeated his feat with Shropshire’s (197) 1,000-foot peaks!

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A seat in history – by George Evans

March 14, 2017 |

For this story about old Wellington you will need your imagination. I want you to come with me, ‘in your mind’ to a seat, the one by the Holyhead Road outside Morris Care, the old Wrekin Hospital. There we will look around and I will tell you about the many historical places you can see, mostly without getting up. They show you various aspects of the place’s history spanning over three thousand years.

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German bomber wings its way to RAF Cosford

February 6, 2017 |

A rare example of the great German multi-role combat aircraft of the Second World War, the Junkers Ju88, has been transported by road to its new home in the Midlands.  This particular aircraft, a Ju88R-1 night-fighter version, travelled 130 miles from the Royal Air Force Museum London, to its sister site at Cosford, Shropshire where it will soon go on public display.  The new arrival is the sixth aircraft to wing its way to Cosford in the last few months and completes the Museum’s new line-up in preparation for the RAF Centenary in 2018.

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150 Years of Faith – ‘a warts and all’ history

February 2, 2017 |

By Terry Gilder

Some churches in Victorian England were so popular that members of congregations were paying to reserve a seats in age when it was unknown for people to attend twice on Sundays.
Non-conformist churches, including the Methodists, were particularly adept at asking for a fee of a few pence each week and in that way were short of regular collections for the maintenance of church buildings.

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