Monday 28 February 2022

Gardens open for Shropshire Historic Churches Trust

Message from Angela at Shropshire Historic Churches Trust.

Gardens open for the Shropshire Historic Churches Trust see attached leaflet.

`April in Paris` - Attfield Theatre Oswestry 7th-12th March

Message from

Don't miss

"April in Paris"

Join Al and Bet on their adventures in Paris, when they win a weekend break, in John Godber's "April In Paris" 7th - 12th March 2022, at the Attfield Theatre, Guildhall, Oswestry. 
Tickets are available now, via the link below, or by phone on 07544115511.
À bientot!
Book Tickets

Bedroom items, free to a good home

Message from Ros Slowley.

2 items free to someone to collect from Ruyton XI Towns:  (measurements approximate)

1.  Wooden chest of drawers - approx 84cm (2' 9") tall, 82cm (2' 8") wide, 38cm (1' 3") deep , with 6 drawers (2 at the top) - needs re-assembling and a little work to get the drawers to open and close smoothly.

2.  Wooden slatted single bed - 90cm (3') wide BUT only 180cm (5' 11") long - we cut off about 18cm (7") so that it fitted across a small room; there is a mattress cut down in size to fit but it's old! Bed will need re-assembling!

If anyone is interested, contact Ros
01939 260444

Sunday 27 February 2022

`Yer tiz`, as we say in Dorset, Local History Society poster

I obviously sent this message too late last night, giving `hundreds` of people time to tell me I had forgotten to attach the Local History poster - well, three people actually.

Very sorry,


Saturday 26 February 2022

Local History Society

Ruyton XI Towns Local History Society.

2000 YEARS OF SHROPSHIRE HISTORY -  a talk by Dorothy Nicholle

Victoria Room 9th March at 7.30

See attached poster

Friday 25 February 2022

Grants & free online training for Shropshire Community groups

Message forwarded by Ingrid Knowles, Oswestry Net

From: Qube Art <>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2022 at 10:53
Subject: Grants and free online training for Shropshire community groups...
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Shropshire Community Fund Grants:
Community Resource administers a number of grants schemes through the Shropshire Community Fund to support groups to improve their community and the lives of local people.
For a full list of available grants click here:

Online Training:
A range of online training events have been launched to support community groups, voluntarily organisations and volunteers within Shropshire. The first session - 'Encouraging Communities for a Safer Return' - is being held on Tuesday 1 March and is free to attend.

The events are being managed by the Shropshire Infrastructure Partnership (SIP) Voluntary & Community Support Team and are funded by Shropshire Council.
Other training events available include:
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Involving Volunteers
  • Writing Effective Press Releases
Free places are available on the courses being held between March and May for up to two people per organisation.
Find out more & book here:

Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry, SY11 1RB | 01691 656882 | |

Follow us on Facebook: Qube Oswestry, Twitter: @qubeoca, Instagram: @qubeoca, Youtube: Qube Oswestry

Dog Walker wanted - Bridge End of Ruyton

Can you help?  Please contact me in the first place.

Message from Liz.

Unfortunately my dog walker isn't able to carry on due to ill health. I wondered if you had any recommendations for dog walkers in the local area?

Thank you!


Some money has been found

Some money has been found in Ruyton.

Let me know if you can help find the owner.

Thursday 24 February 2022

Bingo night at the Village Hall 5.3.22

Message from Margaret Lycett.

Eyes Down for the Saturday night


5th March - see attached poster for more details.

Booka Bookshop event news

Message from Booka Bookshop.

Booka Bookshop Presents...

Join us for an evening in the company of Lucy Easthope as she talks about her inspiring new memoir When the Dust Settles: Stories of Love, Loss and Hope from an Expert in Disaster.
Lucy Easthope lives with disaster every day. When a plane crashes, a bomb explodes, a city floods or a pandemic begins, she's the one they call.

Lucy is a world-leading authority on recovering from disaster. She has been at the centre of the most seismic events of the last few decades, advising on everything from the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami to the 7/7 bombings, the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand, the Grenfell fire and the Covid-19 pandemic. In every catastrophe, Lucy is there to pick up the pieces and prepare for the next one. She holds governments to account, helps communities rally together, returns personal possessions to families, and holds the hands of the survivors.

In her moving memoir she reveals what happens in the aftermath and explores how we pick up and rebuild with strength and perseverance. She takes us behind the police tape to scenes of destruction and chaos, introducing us to victims and their families, but also to the government briefing rooms and bunkers, where confusion and stale biscuits can reign supreme. Telling her own personal story, Lucy looks back at a life spent on the edges of disaster, from a Liverpudlian childhood steeped in the Hillsborough tragedy to the many losses and loves of her career.

With wisdom, resilience and candour, When the Dust Settles lifts us up by showing that humanity, hope and humour can – and must – be found on the darkest days.
Further Information
01691 662244 | | Message via social media

Wednesday 23 February 2022

Children`s Playhouse - FREE to a good home

Message from Julie & Paul Withers, Bridge Field.

Childrens play house free to anyone who would like it. The dimensions are 8' x 6'.  The roof needs attention but the the rest is sound.

Please contact Julie and Paul - 01939260599


Pop Up Pizza at Weston Lullingfie

Weston Lullingfiel

POP UP PIZZA EVENT  -  25th February 2022

Please join us if you can, at Weston Village Hall - We still have our Chilli Beef Pizza but see the attached Menu for other choices.

Order via FB (Pizza Box) or call us on 07710 651 267

Saturday 19 February 2022

Willow Gallery Oswestry February update

Message from Willow Gallery, Oswestry.

February 2022

Saturday 26 February
Textile art inspired by nature

Local textile artist and stitch storyteller Suzette Smart will be in the gallery this coming Saturday (10am to 3pm) with her sewing machine and a selection of her fantastical  textile pieces to chat about her work and making process
Free event
About Suzette
I'm a textile artist and tutor living in a rural hamlet in North Shropshire. The natural world outside my door as well as familiar journeys along the towpath close by are my greatest source of inspiration for stitching and storytelling.

I'm not a light stitcher and never manage to tell all in the first layer, but prefer to build a story through collage, thread and a little mixed media. My work often includes hidden histories in the inherited or found fabrics and re-purposed embroideries I choose to use for collage and sometimes as my foundation layer. I mainly use free machine, but the finishing stitches are often by hand.

Find more information on Suzette's website
Willow Gallery
56 Willow Street
SY11 1AD
Open: Tues-Sat 10am-4pm
Tel: 01691 657575

Editor: Hilary Moorcroft
February 2022

A Star of One's Own
Mixed media textile collage