Saturday 26 October 2019

An opportunity to break into Amateur Dramatics in later life

Dear Blogger

Message from Pam Johnson, Trefonen. - CONTACT:-

While continuing to be a member and supporter of the LADS I feel the time is right for me to set up a new theatre project.

I wish to explore some new ideas, new venues, different ways of working and offer opportunities to anyone not involved in a production elsewhere.  There will not be a fixed base.

I will be working under the name of STAGE FIVE.  Why?

An allusion to the fifth stage of life in the ôAll the WorldÆs a Stageö speech from As You Like It û the æolderÆ person. 

I am one of those and there are many of us to whom I hope to offer, though not exclusively, chances to take part in various productions/events.

This feels like the fifth stage in my drama journey.

I canÆt find another company called that which is handy!

If you would like to be on my mailing list please be so kind as to reply to this email û just saying Yes or No will suffice.

If I do not receive a response I will assume that you do not wish to be on the list.

The first production will be in 2020.  Exciting times!


Friday 25 October 2019

RUGBY at The Old Brewery, Talbot Inn Ruyton XI Towns

Dear Blogger

Message from John Guest.


LARGE SCREEN, in the Old Brewery @ The Talbot Inn, TOMORROW!!

 Open from 8:30 a.m. for the 9 a.m. kick off. Choice of, Tea, Coffee, Juice, Beer, Soft Drinks & Sausage/ Bacon Baps.
Come and cheer on your team, whether it be England, or New Zealand, all welcome! ????

Thanks John.

RUGBY AT THE OLD BREWERY, Talbot Inn Ruyton XI Towns

Dear Blogger

Message from John Guest.


LARGE SCREEN, in the Old Brewery @ The Talbot Inn, TOMORROW!!

 Open from 8:30 a.m. for the 9 a.m. kick off. Choice of, Tea, Coffee, Juice, Beer, Soft Drinks & Sausage/ Bacon Baps.
Come and cheer on your team, whether it be England, or New Zealand, all welcome! ????

Thanks John.

Corbet School production of A Midsummer Night`s Dream

Dear Blogger

Please put these dates in your diary and support The Corbet School - you never know, you might be watching a future star in the making.

Corbet school news - a must read

Dear Blogger

Do please read the Corbet News to appreciate the learning experiences our young people are getting at the local secondary school.

Thursday 24 October 2019

IMPORTANT MEETING at The Talbot Inn - the history of the area where you live.

Dear Blogger

If you would like to know something about the village and area where you live - then please come to this rather special event being put on at the Talbot Inn

Everyone is invited to a talk by



on Wednesday 6th November at 6pm


ALSO - your chance to find out more about the


Tuesday 22 October 2019

Border Embroiders Grand Sale at The Library, Oswestry

Dear Blogger

Message from Pam Johnson, Trefonen

Border Embroiders


at The Library, Oswesty - Tuesday 5th November 2019 - 10am to 2pm

See attached poster for more details

Half Term Halloween events at Booka Bookshop

Dear Blogger

Message from Book Bookshop, Oswestry.

GET SPOOKY IN THE BOOKSHOP WITH OUR HALF TERM HALLOWEEN EVENTS!  Sunday 27th October  1.30 - 2.30pm  Pumpkin Party!  Join us for a special  Halloween Party to get half term off to a spooky start!    Christopher Pumpkin doesn't want to be scary. He's more into bunting and fairy cakes than cobwebs and slugs.    Join Becca Upstairs at Booka for this hilarious & charming story, about blazing your own trail, then dive into some special Pumpkin Crafts, games, treats and prizes just in time for Halloween!    Tickets ú3  Includes a 10% off  picture books voucher    Suitable for ages 4+  Wednesday 30th October  10.30am - 12.30pm    Grab some zippy props, perhaps a witchÆs broom on which to zoom? And join us for a  Halloween photo extravaganza. Work as a team to create a spooktacular tableaux with props, costumes and materials.  Let your imagination take you on an adventure in this Halloween themed photo workshop, inspired by the fantastic Photo Adventures from Thames & Hudson.    Halloween dress up optional!    Upstairs at Booka  Recommended age: 7+  Tickets ú15    ============================================================  We are now stocking signed copies of the latest novel by star of children's historical fiction -  Emma Carroll's Somerset Tsunami.  Our October Reads...  Year 3/4 - The Dragon's Breakfast by Vivian French  Year 5/6 - Tilly and the Book Wanderers by Anna James  Teen - Where the River Runs Gold by Sita Brahmachari  YA - The Monsters We Deserve by Markus Sedgwick    We have a few spaces left in our Year 5/6 and Teen book clubs -  pop into the shop or ** email us ('s%20Junior%20Bookclub%20September%202019)  to join!

Myster Night at Little Ness Village Hall

Dear Blogger

Message from Simon & Christine Russell, Valeswood.

Little Ness Village Hall is looking forward to seeing you at our next event, this Saturday 26th October.  Further details, please see the following: 

7.30 PM 

Sunday 20 October 2019

Two great piano recitals at St. Alkmund`s church, Shrewsbury

Dear Blogger

Message from Julia Bennett, Baschurch.

Two great piano recitals at St AlkmundÆs Church, Shrewsbury this autumn.

Sunday November 3rd at 3 pm....Martin Roscoe, plays BeethovenÆs Appassionata, ChopinÆs Nocturne, Barcarolle and Heroic Polonaise as well as works by Schumann and Debusssy.

Sunday 1st December at 3pm....Pieter Fresa, a brilliant 19 year old Italian pianist plays Mozart Sonata K332, Brahms Three Intermezzi Op.117 and Chopins BalladesNo.2 and No.4 together with 3 Mazurkas.

Tickets ú18 and under 18Æs free and available from Salop Sheet Music Ltd, 294 Monkmoor Road, Shrewsbury SY2 5TF or online from

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Have you reaponded??

Dear Blogger

Or we still waiting to hear what you think about the project to compare the work people do in Ruyton XI Towns today to the jobs people did in 1911.

Surely you have an opinion!

Do please get back to me, hopefully agreeing to take part in this historic project.


Yes, I would like to take part - would be fine

See the attached flyer to refresh your memory.

Monday 14 October 2019

Last night of the Proms - All Saints, Baschurcy 26th October

Dear Blogger

Message from Lesley Hall, Baschurch - hooray, an event in Baschurch to tell the world.

LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS in All Saints Church, Baschurch

Saturday 26th October at 7.30

See attached poster

CALL MY BLUFF at Weston Lullingfields 25th October

Dear Blogger

Message from Anita Weeks, Weston Lullingfields.


Fun evening guessing the meaning of words

In Weston Lullingfields Village Hall

Friday 25th October 2019

7.00 to 10.30

TICKETS ú10.00     Hot supper included                            


 Licensed Bar for soft drinks, beer and wine

 To book a place please contact

 Anita Weeks (261293) or Anne Roberts (260633)



Sunday 13 October 2019

Art Exhibition by Jon Young

Dear Blogger

Message from Ali Tickner, Eardiston

Art in the Long Room


North Shropshire artist Jon Young, from near West Felton, is delighted to be working in partnership with Oswestry School this term to provide the backdrop for a school social evening.


Jon has returned to his love of acrylic on canvas after years of working in education and his artwork has been sold across the UK from the Highlands to the south east. He has had solo exhibitions at many venues locally, including this summerÆs visually stunning ôArt in the Barnö at The Sweeney, as well as further afield in Chester and Shrewsbury.


The exhibition in the glorious space of The Long Room, will comprise JonÆs collection of vivid, eye-catching seascapes from around Wales as well as further afield, dramatic landscapes, and also his beautifully crafted paintings and portraits of people. With seascapes featuring views across the Menai Straits and around the North Wales coastline JonÆs strong, colourful images will delight and impress.

Prints and cards of JonÆs artwork will also be on display and available to purchase.

The exhibition will be open to the public on the evening of 21st from 6pm. Refreshments will be provided



iT`S BONFIRE BINGO for RATS - 9th November

Dear Blogger

Message from Claire Trickett of RATS

Please join our next fundraising event for RATS (Ruyton Amateur Theatrical Society) on Saturday 9th November starting at 7pm. 


Lots of prizes to be won as well as cash games. AND, the 50:50:50 game starts with a roll over rocket boosting amount of ú39 plus the funds on the night!

This is fundraising for RATS so we would like to encourage as many people as we can to come along. 

This year we have raised a sparkling ú439. So lets make November 9th an explosive bingo event!!!!

Saturday 12 October 2019

Cliffe Crew working party tomorrow, Sunday 13th at 9am

Dear Blogger

Message from David Sheran.

The Cliffe Crew meet tomorrow for their second work party. Come along if you can to help with the maintenance of the Cliffe and itÆs lowland heath habitat. It will probably involve clearing scrub, cutting back small colonising trees and tramping down bracken. Meet at 9am on Sunday 13 October at the Ruyton XI Towns end of the Cliffe, outside the cottages at the end of the bridleway from Little Ness Road.

Lee our Park Ranger will be in charge. Bring tools like shears, secateurs, loppers and perhaps a hot drink and snacks. The aim will be to work from 9am to noon.

Reminder - Flicks in the Sticks `ROCKETMAN` next Wednesday

Dear Blogger

Please support Myddle Flicks in the Sticks.


Rocketman (15)                16th Oct 2019  7:30 pm

Based on a true fantasy, this follows the spectacular journey of transformation of Reginald Dwight from shy piano prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, through his influential, enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin, into becoming flamboyant international superstar Elton John.

Red Joan. (12A)                20th Nov 2019  7:30 pm

Based on a sensational true story, Joan Stanley (Judi Dench) is a widow living out a quiet retirement in the suburbs when, sheÆs arrested. The charge: providing classified scientific information about the building of the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. As she is interrogated, Joan relives the dramatic events that shaped her life and beliefs: her student days at Cambridge, her tumultuous love affair with a dashing political radical, and the devastation of World War II, which inspired her to risk everything in pursuit of peace.

FishermanÆs Friends(12A)   18th Dec 2019 7:30pm.

From a creative team including the two writers of grey-pound romance Finding Your Feet, heart-warming true tale FishermanÆs. Daniel Mays stars as a slick London record company executive who reinvents his life after seeing the titular amateur male vocal group singing sea shanties while on a stag weekend to Cornwall.

Road closure at Walford

Dear Blogger

Help comes from Steve Boulding, Baschurch.

The signs, both in wording and positioning, are a bit ambiguous, but I think it will be overnight, and at an educated guess I think it will entail (if Shrewsbury bound), turning left via Old Woods, Merrington and Bomere Heath and regaining the Shrewsbury Road at Leaton or thereabouts - vice versa when coming back.

At least the temporary lights between Walford and Walford Heath guarding non-existent roadworks which never actually happened have now been removed.

Friday 11 October 2019

Parcels found and received

Dear Blogger

Problem solved - Parcels found - round the back of Red Rocks, further along the Brownhill.

Can you help? Lost Parcels

Dear Blogger

Can you help Avril Sanders Royle, Brownhill?

We are searching for 3 parcels which were signed by LAR at 15:13n the 9th October.  They are parts for our awning from Rose Awnings in Hull.

Contact me in the first instance, Yoland

Road closure at Walford - can you help?

Dear Blogger

I received this information from Gary & Karen Wann but have been unable to find out any more information.  Can anyone help with more information, such as whether this closure is daytime or overnight - it does really make a lot of difference if you use this road regularly.

There are signs either side of Walford saying that the road will be closed for 3 days from 21 October (I think that was the date?).  I can't find anything on the website.  I wonder if you have heard anything, it may just be overnight, but I didn't catch all the info on the signs.

Thursday 10 October 2019

Bingo at Ruyton XI Towns Village Hall

Dear Blogger

Reminder from Margaret Lycett

This Saturday Night

BINGO @ Ruyton XI Towns Village Hall - Eyes Down at 7.30

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