Monday 29 November 2021

Carol Singing & Pizza in Weston Lullingfields

Dear Blogger


in Weston Lullingfields Village Hall car park

See attached poster for details

Saturday 27 November 2021

Volunteering on the Cliffe

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Message from David Shearan, Cliffe Crew.

How do you fancy volunteering occasionally and doing something beneficial for your local area? Read on to find out how.

The Cliffe is a special place. It's a treasured green space and it's also a rare habitat for plants and wildlife. A group of people called the Cliffe Crew help to maintain the Cliffe for our use and they help with conservation tasks for the habitat.

The next Cliffe Crew working party is on Sunday 12th December from 9:00am to 12 noon. We meet outside Hill Cottage which is at the top of the bridleway which leads up from Little Ness Road.

At this session we will be raking up and removing the bracken brash that was created by the heavy horse harrowing in October. If you want to come and help please bring your own rake if you have one, and your own refreshments. We will be led by our Park Ranger Lee who will also be able to answer any questions you have about the Cliffe habitat and its conservation.

See attached picture of the Cliffe/.

Please contact David Shearan ( if you do want to attend

Friday 26 November 2021

Latest Corona info - Grab a Jab at the Darwin Centre

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Message from Shropshire Council.

Park Hall farm experience - loads of Christmas fun

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Lots of Christmas fun going on at Park Hall farm experience.

Limited Tickets Remaining!

Thank you to everyone who has bought tickets to our Santa Experience - we hope you have a magical time meeting Santa and seeing The Flying Reindeer School show!

If you haven't bought tickets yet, please be aware we only have a very limited amount of afternoon slots to see Santa on Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd December still available. All other days are sold out!
Remember that the times slots are the time to meet Santa, and you are more than welcome to come anytime from 10am to visit the farm! 

All our usual activities are included in the ticket price, including access to the indoor and outdoor play areas, tractor rides, barrel train rides, role play village, meeting the animals, and watching the pig racing.

Be sure to watch 'The Reindeer Flying School' – a live pantomime style show with lots of audience interaction. Our reindeer entertainers will have you singing and dancing along. The show will be performed on the hour, every day that we're open during Christmas.

For tickets go to
Buy tickets!
Christmas Presents for Animal Lovers!

Adopting one of our furry friends isn't just for Christmas - it is a gift that supports our beloved animals for a whole year!
It's a thoughtful gift for someone who loves animals, and it isn't another plastic toy that will end up in landfill. 

Perhaps you know a little one who would love a pet but can't have one – instead they could adopt one of our farm animals, and enjoy perks such as entry to Park Hall, an adoption certificate, quarterly updates and a cuddly toy!
View Our Adoption Packages
Gift vouchers for a visit to the farm!

Give the gift of making memories with a gift voucher to Park Hall!
You will be gifting an unforgettable family day out with non-stop activities, adorable farm animals, brilliant play areas, interesting museums and tractor rides! 
Buy Gift Vouchers
Park Hall Farm is currently only open for our Christmas event days, and all tickets must be pre-booked from the website.

We will be re-opening again in February for a fun new event!

We hope to see you soon,
>From Farmer Richard, the team and all the animals

Thursday 25 November 2021

An electric bike stolen near Platt Mill this afternoon

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Message from Sue Boulding, Baschurch.

A friend had his Brompton electric bike stolen at around 3 this afternoon, from the bus stop near Platt Mill.

If anyone is offered one for sale, or if anyone notices someone is suddenly using one, could they let me and the police know?


Dear Blogger

PETER EVANS,  of Castle View, Church Street died suddenly on 4th November, he will be sadly missed by his wife Lynn and the village organisations he supported.  Peter contributed so much to our village.

Peter`s funeral will be at the Shrewsbury Crematorium at 12.30 on 8th December.   Family flowers only please but any donations for the Air Ambulance would be appreciated.

Peter and Lynne retired to Ruyton XI Towns in the summer of 1996 after he had served in the post office for many years.  His main interests were walking, wildlife, particularly owls, and he was a member of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and the National Trust.  He had a keen interest in all things that fly, mechanical or otherwise. As a keen gardener, he was Chair of the Cliffe Garden Club and also a member of the Ruyton Local History Society.  An accomplished photographer, Peter took many pictures of the village, including those in the local history website. 

Peter and Lynn enjoyed some interesting long distance holidays when he was able to put his photography skills to good use, and he was the obvious person to judge the photography section of the Home Grown Show.

Peter leaves his wife  Lynn and many friends in the village.

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Latest Christmas news from Booka bookshop

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Message from Booka Bookshop in Oswestry.

Welcome to our newly launched newsletter! It's here that we hope to bring you along on our Booka journey, through exclusive announcements of new releases, exciting events and an immersive insight into our shop-floor antics.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Booka.  We are being busy 'Bookshop Elves' decorating the shop, creating magical windows and selecting books to recommend to you.  It's an exciting time to be in the bookshop. 
Read on to find out more.

Christmas Storytime with Yasmin
We're Going on a Present Hunt by Goldie Hawk & Angelie Rozelaar

Get in the festive mood with a storytime, treasure hunt & craft activity at Booka!
All while helping to plant more trees.
Saturday 11th December

Tickets: £10- Includes a copy of 'We're Going On A Present Hunt'
£1 from each ticket goes to plant a tree with The National Trust.

Two Sessions Available:
11am or 1pm Suitable for age3-6 (with accompanying adult)
Call the shop to book: 01691 66224
Browse our Christmas catalogue
It's packed full of new titles - something to suit every reader in your life this festive season.

If you haven't had chance to pick up a copy from the shop, don't panic, simply click the link below to browse from the comfort of your home, write your list and then pop along to Booka to collect your books.

Browse our Christmas Catalogue Here
'Shop Independent' - Christmas 2021Campaign
We are excited to be part of the #ColourFriday campaign on 26th November to encourage everyone to 'think big and shop small' this Christmas.  Shop with intention by popping into one of your local independent shops this Friday. 

The aim is to get everyone to buy at least one present from a small business for Christmas.

A great alternative to 'Black Friday' that will help your local High Street.

Theroux the Keyhole

by Louis Theroux

First Edition, First Printing. Hand signed by Louis Theroux to the title page

Theroux the Keyhole is an honest, hilarious and ultimately heartwarming diary of the weirdness of family life in Covid World. Follow Louis as he faces unforeseen new challenges and wonders why it took a pandemic for him to learn that what really matters in life is right in front of him.


Order your copy now!

The Fell

by Sarah Moss

This is a beautiful, extraordinary book. Sarah Moss ' writing is so precise and moving. Her simple distillation of each characters ' thoughts, fears, worries and sorrows; the loneliness and soul searching of this past year, lays bare the human condition, each error and mistake approached with such humanity. Heartbreakingly brilliant.

Pop in to pick up a limited signed copy — or call up to place your order! 

An Evening with Jamie Roberts

Join us for an evening with Welsh Rugby star Jamie Roberts as he talks about his life in Rugby and his new autobiography Centre Stage.

Tickets are £20 and include a signed copy of the book.

All of our events can be booked through Eventbrite by clicking this button — either that, or feel free to give us a call on 01691 662244.
Don't forget to follow us on social media, where you can stay in the loop of our shop-floor antics and see what we've been up to!