Thursday, 29 August 2013

Mid Wales Opera










Join Mid Wales Opera in the unique centenary celebrations of Benjamin Britten's birth by having supper and enjoying a recital on Wednesday 4 September 6:30pm.

Hailed by the Daily Telegraph as a "voice of real distinction", brilliant tenor Nicky Spence and Royal Harpist, Hannah Stone will perform a recital in two parts with supper hosted by Michael Berkeley - composer, broadcaster and godson of Benjamin Britten.

The programme includes Britten's A Hymn on Divine Music, A Birthday Hansel and Canticle V, Suite for Harp, items from a historic recital attended by Britten himself in the historic music room at Gregynog, with Wessex Graves, a song cycle by Michael Berkeley, your host for the evening.

Tickets are £45 including a two course meal and coffee and are available by emailing here

The evening is part of a wider residential programme between 4-6 September, "Benjamin Britten-Opera Genius" where visitors are given the opportunity to stay at Gregynog and learn more about the composer from Mid Wales Opera Artistic Director Nicholas Cleobury, Britten biographer Paul Kildea and Michael McCarthy joint Artistic Director of Music Theatre Wales.

Tickets at £195 include all meals, two nights' accommodation and a trip to the premiere of MWO's new production Albert Herring at Theatr Hafren, Newtown.

More details are available here and the full programme here or from gregynog@wales.ac.uk / 01686 650224

www.midwalesopera.co.uk


September 2013










--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B, Ruyton XI Towns, nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club  www.eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.com  www.ShACC-uk.org  Tel:  01939 261 121       Fax:  01939 260626

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Discover the history of the Orthopaedic Hospital

As part of Heritage Open Days, the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt (from Baschurch) world famous Orthopaedic Hospital is offering an Historic Walk.

ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL HISTORIC WALK
Sunday 15th September 2013
Meet in the Hospital Main Pay and Display Car Park
11am  and 3pm
FREE!


Organiser Dave Adams, Anatomy Department - 4157
Learn about the history of the hospital and its founders
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Just one of 29 events being organised by Oswestry Heritage Forum for Oswestry and the surrounding area.

More information about these events soon.

--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B, Ruyton XI Towns, nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club  www.eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.com  www.ShACC-uk.org  Tel:  01939 261 121       Fax:  01939 260626

Monday, 26 August 2013

Ruyton XI Towns Tractor Pull

Message from Angela McKenna

First held last year, this event was so successful that tractors will be coming from all over the area to compete at Shotatton to raise funds for Hope House and the Severn Hospice.

Ruyton XI Towns Tractor Pull 2013
at Shotatton, one of the XI Towns
14-15 September  10am to late
Entry - £5 for adults - children free
Saturday night - live band from 6pm - licenced bar

Contact 07764 152 051            07802 672 042

Please see attached poster and stick it on a door, fence, gate, wall or even a notice board near you.

--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B, Ruyton XI Towns, nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club  www.eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.com  www.ShACC-uk.org  Tel:  01939 261 121       Fax:  01939 260626

Saturday, 24 August 2013

How do you fancy starting a B&B business?

I have been running Brownhill House as a B&B for 34 years (I actually started helping my gran in about 1953!)  In those days there were no grants but today there is MONEY to help you set up a business.  

I would love to pass on the highs and lows of running a B&B and now you can get MONEY to help you get started.  Go on, go for it - it beats working for a living!

Message from Colin

This page has information regarding grants for B&Bs in the Oswestry area. Not sure how far that extends
http://shropshire.gov.uk/news/2013/08/funding-available-for-bed-and-breakfast-businesses-in-oswestry/

Anyway, might be useful

--
Colin Case
www.ruytonxitowns.org.uk
Tel: +44 1939 260628
Mobile: +44 7860 904006
Fax: +44 872 115 8730
--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B, Ruyton XI Towns, nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club  www.eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.com  www.ShACC-uk.org  Tel:  01939 261 121       Fax:  01939 260626

NOT spreading hay in the Bridge Field

As you might have suspected the hay has not been cut this week. I have been told by the contractor that they hope to cut early next week if the weather is good. So maybe Tuesday or Wednesday??

 

Cheers

 

Clive Dean

Countryside Sites and Greenspace Officer

Outdoor Recreation Team

Shropshire Council

Shirehall

Abbey Foregate

Shrewsbury

Shropshire

SY2 6ND

tel     01743 255909

mob 07582 003561
--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B, Ruyton XI Towns, nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club  www.eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.com  www.ShACC-uk.org  Tel:  01939 261 121       Fax:  01939 260626

Friday, 23 August 2013

Broadband coming to Baschurch?

Message from Colin Case

I think some people in Baschurch are being connected? I have seen a few "fibre" Openreach vans at people's houses? Anyone confirm?

It is hopelessly late compared to original schedules, but have you seen how lucky we are?
This map ( http://connectingshropshire.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/finalmapwithlegend.png ) shows the expected deployment around Shropshire in the Shropshire Council roll-out.
We are surrounded by "seeks extra funding" and "2015"
Thank heavens for our Race to Infinity win.
Thanks again to everyone who voted back in 2010
--
Colin Case
www.ruytonxitowns.org.uk
Tel: +44 1939 260628
Mobile: +44 7860 904006
Fax: +44 872 115 8730
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Message from Clive Dean County GreenspaceOofficer

As you might have suspected the hay has not been cut this week. I have been told by the contractor that they hope to cut early next week if the weather is good. So maybe Tuesday or Wednesday??

 

Cheers

 

Clive Dean

Countryside Sites and Greenspace Officer
--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B, Ruyton XI Towns, nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club  www.eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.com  www.ShACC-uk.org  Tel:  01939 261 121       Fax:  01939 260626

WOW - The Ruyton XI Towns mailing list goes international!!!

Message from Colin Case

Yo,

As you know, when you publish an email round your system a copy is lodged automatically on your blog here:-
http://yo-emails.blogspot.co.uk/

You might like to know that this Blog has been visited over 20,000 times over the year - an amazing hit-rate.   You are obviously doing SOMETHING right! Super job, keep it up.

And a few more stats from Colin:

20,000 page hists - about 100 a day.

Over half are from USA (?) with the rest nearly all UK, but some from Germany, South Korea and nearly everywhere else.   Can't track how many are really local.

Two-thirds use the Chrome Browser - most of the rest are Internet Explorer, except for about 10% which are from Tablets (about half iPads and the rest Androids)

That's a pretty impressive hit rate - puts your page in the top 10,000 pages on Blogger - amazing considering how many blogs there are on this free world-wide service - there must be millions.

--
Colin Case
www.ruytonxitowns.org.uk
Tel: +44 1939 260628
Mobile: +44 7860 904006
Fax: +44 872 115 8730

Many Many Thanks Colin

--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B, Ruyton XI Towns, nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club  www.eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.com  www.ShACC-uk.org  Tel:  01939 261 121       Fax:  01939 260626

Thursday, 22 August 2013

KEEP A&E and Stroke Services in Shrewsbury

Message from Sylvia Bellis

Dear friends,

I just signed the petition

KEEP A&E and Stroke Services in Shrewsbury

 and wanted to ask if you could add your name too.

This campaign means a lot to me and the more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of succeeding. You can read more and sign the petition here:

http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/keep-a-e-and-stroke-services-in-shrewsbury

Can you also take a moment to share the petition with others? It's really easy – all you need to do is forward this email or click these links:

Share on Facebook

Share on Twitter

Thank you!

Sylvia Bellis
--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B, Ruyton XI Towns, nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club  www.eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.com  www.ShACC-uk.org  Tel:  01939 261 121       Fax:  01939 260626

Walk in Nail Bar in Shrewsbury Market Hall

Yet another new stall in Shrewsbury Market Hall


Walk-in Nail Bar opens at Market Hall

 

Shrewsbury Market Hall now has its very own walk-in nail bar, launched by qualified nail technician Christine Charles-Harland.

 

Calypso Nails offers a variety of treatments including long-lasting gel polish and French manicures and pedicures.

 

Christine is no new-comer to the market hall. She previously ran the cosmetics business Cheeky Charlie’s which she set up in 2011 with her husband Neil Harland.

 

“I’ve always loved colours and textures and the nail bar is a dream come true for me,” she said.

 

“It’s a relaxing little haven for people to get away from their busy lives. Many of my manicures and pedicures include lower leg or arm massage so it’s a place they can come for a bit of pampering and ‘me’ time.”

 

Christine said she was also passionate about the market hall as a great shopping destination in the heart of Shrewsbury.

 

“It’s a gem of a place. I used to live in London and it reminds me of a mini Portobello which remains one of my favourite markets in the UK,” she said.

 

For inquiries or to book an appointment contact Christine on 07974 441257 or calypsonails@gmail.com

 

--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B, Ruyton XI Towns, nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club  www.eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.com  www.ShACC-uk.org  Tel:  01939 261 121       Fax:  01939 260626

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

The Home Grown Show



The HOME GROWN SHOW is drawing nearer!

Time to start downloading those entry forms and buying those draw tickets!
For more information about the fantastic prizes, programme and more,
--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B, Ruyton XI Towns, nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club  www.eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.com  www.ShACC-uk.org  Tel:  01939 261 121       Fax:  01939 260626

Monday, 19 August 2013

Reminders

ELLESMERE CARNIVAL

Date:  Saturday 24th August 2013    Open Times:  13:00

 
Town Centre and The Mere 

Description:

Starts with a parade in the Town Centre at 1pm. Then after that everyone heads down to the Mere for a fun filled afternoon, with rides, stalls and live entertainment.


SHREWSBURY STEAM RALLY

Date:  Sunday and Monday BH, 25th & 26th August 2013 

Open Times:  09:30 - 18:00

Prices: Adult: £12.00  -    Child £1   -  Concessions £11.00

Onslow Park - entrance on A458 between Shrewsbury and Ford
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY3 5EE
 

Description:

A fantastic spectacle of hundreds of superb steam engines, and beautifully preserved private and commercial vehicles, showman’s engines, steam traction engines, steam rollers. Over 1,000 exhibits. Full Arena Programme. Working horses, 20-acre Working Field and 6 acres of Trade Stands.

A fantastic event, well worth a visit, Yoland


--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B, Ruyton XI Towns, nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club  www.eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.com  www.ShACC-uk.org  Tel:  01939 261 121       Fax:  01939 260626

Oswestry Walking Festival

Message from Mile End Tourist Information Centre

September 13th to 15th sees the Oswestry Walking Festival take place, why not join in one of the walks around the area.  Details can be found on www.oswestrywalkers.co.uk

Booking to take part in a walk can be done at Mile End.  If you require any further info please feel free to give us a ring.

I have attached a copy of events in the area this summer.

 Regards

Sue, Ann, Lynn and Sian at Mile End Tourist Information Centre

01691 662488

Email: lynn.pitcher@shropshire.gov.uk


 
--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B, Ruyton XI Towns, nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club  www.eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.com  www.ShACC-uk.org  Tel:  01939 261 121       Fax:  01939 260626

Hay spreading at Bridge Inn Field

Message from Clive Dean, Shropshire Greenspace Officer

I have been told that they are hoping to cut the hay in the Ironbridge Gorge later this week and that we should get our delivery of flower rich hay to Bridge Inn fields in the latter half of the week.

As soon as I know I will email people to come and help spread the hay so that the wildflower seed can fall and increase the variety of flowers we have.

My plan will be to invite people from 4pm onward to join in.

 Please spread the message

 Clive Dean, Countryside Sites and Greenspace Officer, Outdoor Recreation Team, Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury  SY2 6ND

tel     01743 255909    -    Mobile  07582 003561

  will respond to e-mail within 10 working days of receipt

 Want to pay a compliment?  Follow the link -

http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/customerservice.nsf/open/3779910DA334975E80257920005D84EA

 visit our website at www.shropshire.gov.uk

 


--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B, Ruyton XI Towns, nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club  www.eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.com  www.ShACC-uk.org  Tel:  01939 261 121       Fax:  01939 260626

Oswestry Borders U3A coming events

Message from Jane Davies, Publicity officer for:-			    			OSWESTRY BORDERS U3A    Talks are held at The Centre, Oak Street, Oswestry and begin at 1.15pm      4th Sept Cambrian Railways Community Orchard, Speaker Guiliana Becciu.    18 Sept Members' Meeting - Find out more about our Interest Groups.    2nd Oct What is Geodiversity & Geoconservation? Speaker Pro. Cynthia Burek,    6th Nov Born out of Wenlock -The London 2012 Olympic Connection, Speaker Chris Cannon.
--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B, Ruyton XI Towns, nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club  www.eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.com  www.ShACC-uk.org  Tel:  01939 261 121       Fax:  01939 260626

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Snailbeach Heritage Weekend

If you have an interest in Shropshire Geology and Mining, Snailbeach open days are a great way to learn more about both - see attached poster.

Snailbeach Lead Mine

 

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

 

Saturday and Sunday

14th/15th September 2013

(11.00am - 4.00pm)


--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B, Ruyton XI Towns, nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club  www.eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.com  www.ShACC-uk.org  Tel:  01939 261 121       Fax:  01939 260626

Llanymynech Parish Walk

Message from Glyn Gaskill, Llanymynech and Pant Parish Council

 

LLANYMYNECH  PARISH WALK

FRIDAY 23rd August 2013

 

MEET 7.00 PM

AT

CROSS GUNS PANT

 

WALK LASTS ABOUT 90 MINUTES

 

ALL WELCOME

 

DOGS ON LEADS, PLEASE

 

SENSIBLE SHOES AND CLOTHING TO MATCH THE WEATHER CONDITIONS!

 

CONTACTS:

VIVIEN BYRNE, CLERK. 01691 830853

DILYS GASKILL, CHAIR 01691 830094

--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B, Ruyton XI Towns, nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club  www.eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.com  www.ShACC-uk.org  Tel:  01939 261 121       Fax:  01939 260626

Wild Swim!

Avril Sanders Royle
Hurrah I've finished training for the wild 1 mile swim now. I went in the Severn last night and Radio Shropshire came down to interview me. It will be broadcast between 7 and 9 on Friday morning so check it out. To donate go to www.mycharitypage.com/Avril for SAMM (support after murder and manslaughter) and www.justgiving.co.uk/AvrilSandersRoyle for Hope House (local hospice for children).

The Swim starts at 11:00am on Sunday 18th at Welsh Bridge - come and see - but don't forget to donate - that IS the point!

Thanks!