Revealing the early history of the Borough of Wenlock
A day of celebration was held at the Priory Hall, Much Wenlock on Saturday 9 September 2017 when the old minute books of the Borough of Wenlock were on display. Thanks to grant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other donations from community members the minutes dating from 1495 to 1810 have been repaired and conserved, transcribed and digitised so that we can learn from the early history of the Borough as it was then. The Town Council is most grateful to all those who have kindly donated towards the conservation of these valuable books and to Professor Mary Beard who is the patron of the project.
The Mayor and Mayoress attended the Brockton Fete where they judged the children’s posters for slowing down traffic.
The Mayor and Mayoress in the Guildhall receiving civic guests attending the annual Civic Services at Holy Trinity Church, Much Wenlock.
The Mayor, Cllr. Graham Edgcumbe Venning and the Mayoress, Christine with Major Warburton at the Royal Yeomanry Beating the Retreat.
Cllr Graham Edgcumbe Venning is the new Mayor of Much Wenlock. His wife, Christine, is the new Mayoress.
Photo: courtesy of Suzanne Boulos
The Mayor of Much Wenlock, Cllr Herbert Harper with volunteers from Caring for God’s Acre helping with tree planting at Much Wenlock cemetery as part of the Cemetery Access Project.
Photo courtesy of the Wenlock Olympian Society (March 2017)
The Mayor of Much Wenlock, Cllr. Herbert Harper presented the President of the Olympian Society with a civic gift at an event arranged by the Society for Jonathan’s visit to attend the 131st Wenlock Olympian Games Live Arts Festival that took place at The Edge, William Brookes School over the two weekends: 11/12th and 18/19th March 2017.
The Mayor of Much Wenlock, Cllr. Herbert Harper presents a civic gift to former town councillor, Eric Humphries, at the Annual Town Meeting held on 9 March 2017. Eric was a member of Much Wenlock Town Council for over 30 years and was Mayor four times in 1987, 1993, 1999, and 2007. He is still an active member of the Shropshire Association of Local Councils. Mrs. Humphries was presented with flowers from the Mayor.
Photo courtesy of Suzanne Boulos.
The Much Wenlock craft market takes place on the following Saturdays in 2017, between 9 am and 4.30 pm, situated in the Corn Exchange, the heart of the High Street.
1st and 15th April
6th and 20th May
3rd and 17th June
1st and 15th July
5th and 19th August
2nd and 16th September
7th and 21st October
All of our creative traders bring a wide range of skills including textiles, crocheting, embroidery, felt-making, knitting, woodcraft, papercraft, jewellery …we’ve got it all!
If you would like any further information or wish to book a stall please contact the Town Council.
Telephone: 01952 727509
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