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John Coakley Lettsom (1733-1810) with his family, in the garden of Grove Hill, Camberwell, c. 1786, from the Wellcome Library, London
24th May 2016

A lecture at University Centre Shrewsbury will explore the royal influences on a private London garden owned by one of the city’s highest paid medical practitioners in the late 18th century and why medical men were fascinated with botany and agriculture in the period.

People are invited to hear the talk ‘A Miniature Kew: Dr Lettsom’s Garden in Camberwell’ at Rowley’s House in Shrewsbury town centre on Wednesday 1st June.

Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix 2016
23rd May 2016

This Sunday (29th May 2016) sees the third Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix take place in Shrewsbury town centre. The event brings amateur and professional racers to the town with several categories of races, including the popular family participation on the circuit prior to the racing.

The circuit will be open for families to try out from 11am, and then racing starts at midday. The last race is at 5pm.

Acoustic Boutique in Shrewsbury Square. Independent shopping in Shrewsbury
20th May 2016

A Shrewsbury business has announced an expansion, filling a gap in the county town’s market.

Acoustic Boutique, which opened in Shrewsbury’s Square 18 months ago, is bringing back the sale of mainstream televisions into the town.

Victoria Seaside exhibition at the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. Days out in Shropshire. Things to do, history
20th May 2016

The nostalgia of a traditional weekend by the sea is to be celebrated in a new exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

Named after the well-known song of the same name, ‘I do like to be beside the seaside’ will be open from 20th June to 28th August in the special exhibition gallery.

West Brom Building Society Shrewsbury. Pension advice
20th May 2016

Meet an Independent Financial Adviser at the West Brom Building Society open day in Shrewsbury.

Shropshire people are being given the chance to learn more about managing their money for retirement at an open day later this month.

Shropshire Council scans advice
19th May 2016

Shropshire Council’s public protection team is holding a drop-in session in Shrewsbury town centre on Monday 23rd May to offer advice on how to avoid and combat scams.

The event is being held on the ground floor of the Darwin Shopping Centre from 9am to 2pm.

Pen being prepared at Write Here Shrewsbury for Mayor
17th May 2016

Shrewsbury's out-going mayor received a special pen to mark his year in office. Miles Kenny, who recently completed his 12 months as the town's Mayor, was officially presented with the silver writing instrument on his last day in the role earlier this month.

Shrewsbury Market Hall clock tower
17th May 2016

A Shrewsbury market trader has collected more than £125 for a local animal charity.

Brian Nock, who runs The Pet Stall at Shrewsbury Market Hall, raised the funds over the last 12 months by accumulating spare change donated by his customers.

The money has been donated to Grinshill Animal Rescue, a Shrewsbury based rehoming centre for cats and dogs.

Attingham Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. National Trust. Stately homes
17th May 2016

The story behind a great Shropshire estate which is regarded as one of the National Trust’s most successful properties will be shared at University Centre Shrewsbury.

People are invited to the free lecture ‘Attingham Park: A Story of Love and Neglect’ at Rowley’s House in Shrewsbury town centre on Wednesday 25th May.

Margaret Agnes Rope’ exhibition comes to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
16th May 2016

A major new exhibition telling the untold story of one of the great female artists of the early twentieth century comes to Shrewsbury this autumn.

Margaret Agnes Rope, born in 1882, produced stained-glass that can be found in churches and cathedrals on three continents, and which is now also collected by American museums – but she is now largely forgotten here in the UK, and even in her hometown of Shrewsbury.

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