Here are the results of those who will take office as Town Councillors from Monday 8 May 2017.
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
(or) email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Rod and Viv’s fruit and veg market takes place weekly on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday between 8 am and 4.30 pm.
The Mayor of Much Wenlock, Cllr. Herbert Harper, closed this year’s extremely popular Christmas Fayre. Unfortunately, due to the huge crowds, it was difficult for everyone to hear his closing speech so, for those who missed it, here it is.
“Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys. I am sorry to say the time has arrived for the 16th Much Wenlock Christmas Fayre to draw to a close.
What a SUPER Fayre we have enjoyed and that is solely down to the volunteers who work hard throughout the year to ensure this Fayre is such a success and they have been ably assisted today by so many other volunteers. We thank them all and want them to know their work is very much appreciated.
A great supporter of the Fayre for a number of years has been Martin Wood who is officially the World’s Tallest Town Crier. For those who have asked Martin tells me he his is 7 feet tall for those of us more mature students, and 2.1 metres for the younger ones. Thank you Martin for opening the event early this morning and your loyalty, over many years, to Much Wenlock is greatly appreciated.
Finally, but not least, can WE thank all of you for coming to support this event. You make this event so vibrant and worthwhile.
Now Martin knows all about records so he is going to lead us with a record cheer for Christmas.
Merry Christmas.” (A very loud Merry Christmas resounded around the Square.)
“Thank you all so much and have a safe journey home.”
The Mayor of Much Wenlock, Cllr. Herbert Harper, presented a civic gift to the Mayor of Cysoing on Saturday 22 October 2016 when twinning visitors came to Much Wenlock.
The Mayor of Much Wenlock, Councillor Herbert Harper presented a commemorative plaque to Mr Gerry Bowden in commemoration of his services to the community. Mr Bowden, a patron of the Wenlock Olympian Live Arts and active supporter of the local Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir, has now officially retired from all active services within the community. Mr Bowden recently relinquished his position as co-ordinator of the Wenlock Estates representatives on the Gaskell Recreation Ground Management Committee.
Mr Bowden joined the former Borough of Wenlock council in 1961 and has actively served on Much Wenlock Town Council and also on the former Bridgnorth District Council. From 1961 until today Mr Bowden has assisted in, and participated in, creating activities that many members of the local community will share fond memories of, such as the Wenlock town Olympian Carnivals, the Queen’s Jubilee, and the sequence of Charter Day Fayres. Following Mr Bowden’s retirement, Mr David Gibbon has taken the lead for the Wenlock Estates representatives, he is also chairman of the Gaskell Recreation Ground charity and its Management Committee. Mr Trevor Childs has been accepted to fill the space created by Mr Bowden’s future absence from the Wenlock Estates group.
(The presentation took place on 8 August 2016.)
Photo provided by the Gaskell Recreation Ground Management Committee (copyrighted)