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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.