Tuesday 31 January 2023

RIP Callum Powell

RIP Callum Powell, 24,  of Ruyton XI Towns.

As we watched and cursed the chaos of traffic past our front door, last Monday, 23rd January, we were horridied to read in Saturday`s Shropshire Star that an accident on the A5 had caused the death of one of our own.

A young man who had attended St. John the Baptist primary school and The Corbet School had died in a crash with another car and a lorry at Nesscliffe.

Callum was a delivery driver for Morrisons and he loved his car, and talking about cars with like minded friends in the 10pm car club.

I am sure everyone will want to offer Callum`s family and friends our condolences at this very sad time.



Message from Sue Boulding, Baschurch,

If anyone has lost a rather nice hi-vis cycling top in the Ruyton area let me know.
Have cross posted in a couple of face book cycling groups.

Shrewsbury`s Favourite Market Award

Message from Kate Gittins, Manager of Shrewsbury Market - It`s a whole town under one roof! 

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 Shrewsbury Market Hall wins Britain's Favourite Market 2023

Shrewsbury Market Hall has been crowned Britain's Favourite Market 2023 following a nationwide public vote.

The Britain's Favourite Market Award is the most coveted award up for grabs at the annual Great British Market Awards.

The winners of this year's awards were revealed at a ceremony in Birmingham on Thursday. The National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA), announced the winners at its One-Day Conference.

Shrewsbury's popular indoor market previously won the Britain's Favourite Market award five years ago in 2018. The market is home to some 60 independent traders and is jointly run by Shropshire Council and Shrewsbury Town Council.

"When voting closed before Christmas over 35,000 votes had been recorded. One market in particular had huge support," said the citation for the 2023 award...

"The public vote for Britain's Favourite Market has chosen a market known locally as a unique food and drink and shopping destination, that offers a vibrant and eclectic fusion of the hand crafted and the hard to find.

"It has over 60 traders that are described as 'proudly independent and gloriously innovative'.  

Race for Life - Cancer Research

Message from Collen Hughes, West Felton newsletter

Race for life for Cancer Research UK

18th June in Shrewsbury Quarry Park

See attached poster for more details

OsBHAG Motte & Bailey Castles

Message from Heather Hidden Oswestry & Border History & Archaelogy Group - at the time these castles were being built, Ruyton would have been in (and out) of Wales!

 Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group 

Our next meeting is at the Methodist Church Hall, Castle Street SY11 1LF

Friday 10th February at 7.30 pm

"Motte and Bailey Castles in Northeast Wales"

Chris Matthews, Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust


This presentation introduces investigations at several Motte and Bailey castles that form part of a long-term project to better understand and conserve these monuments.

Entry:  Visitors £5   Members £2.