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Long Mynd maps

Historic maps of Long Mynd and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Long Mynd maps

Long Mynd photos

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Lydbury North| Bishops Castle| Craven Arms| Little Stretton| Stokesay| The Long Mynd| Church Stretton| Norton| Clun| All Stretton

Long Mynd area books

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Memories of Long Mynd

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The Lodge Cottage Marshbrook

My grandparents used to own the 'Lodge' in Marshbrook during the 70's and I spent many a happy summer holiday with them there. My grandparents, Jack and Ethel Perkins, moved there from Birmingham and spent a lot of time doing up and inproving the cottage. I remember that the Railway Inn was at one time owned by my grandfather's sister and that the fox hunts used to leave from there. We would often go down and watch the hunt leaving. My grandfather also seemed to know all the men that worked in the signal box at the end of the road and we would often go into the signal box and I would help with closing the gates when a train was due. (They weren't automatic in them days). My grandmother used to get her milk and morning paper from the garage on the corner and always did her main shopping in Church Stretton. I remember that at times there used to be old steam... Read more

Summer Holidays

My early memories go back to the days spending our holidays at Grandma Davies in Broome. Grandma used to say it's only half a mile to Aston-on-Clun, we would walk there at least twice a week. The first time would be to Mr Naylor's shop. Also to exchange the accumulators to run the radio, you see there was no electricity, also no running water. The second time would be every Sunday evening going to the Baptist chapel, we would add another seven at least to the congregation. The organ was played by Mrs Howl, it was a treadle organ, and at times we would find it hard keeping up with her. My home town is Congleton, Cheshire, and my memories of Aston-on-Clun are still with me today as if I was only there yesterday. We have lived in Australia since 1968, and have returned to Congleton on occasions, but we never for-get to go to Aston-on-Clun.

Newington Terrace

When I was young in the 1950s I would spend some weeks of my summer vacation at my grandparents' house at 11 Newington Terrace, Elizabeth and Albert Torr. I remember swimming in the river, we would go to the weir and remove some of the planks and let the water spray over us and cool us down. I would travel each year from Belfast in Northern Ireland by boat to Liverpool and then by train to Craven Arms. My grandfather would meet us at the station. One year when I was 11, I went to the river as soon as I got to my grandparents' house, I ran as fast as I could to the river. I went to the first stil about 20 yards from the bridge and cast in a small pocket line wrapped on a cork, I had carried it all the way from Northern Ireland, at the first cast I pulled in a 3/4 lb Trout. I was so excited I shoved it up my good... Read more

Ethel May Tantrum

My husband's Grandmother, Ethel May Tantrum, was born in Craven Arms in 1885, but by 1891 was living in Elms Cottage, Little Stretton. In 1910, she married Harold Ezard and in 1924 she died at White Birches Cottage, Little Stretton. Their son, Harold, was born in Little Stretton, but we are not sure where (possibly White Birches Cottage?) and we would love to hear from anyone who could help us find out more about the Tantrums and the Ezards of Little Stretton.

We recently visited Little Stretton, by chance, with some friends and found it a fascinating place and plan to return in the future.

The Hotel Garage

The Hotel 1910, Church Stretton
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My grandfather Bert Hedger managed the garage attached to The Hotel during the late 1920s. It belonged to Phillip West who was a mill owner from Manchester and was managed by his sister-in-law Lillian Harker. It was a five star hotel and all the best people stayed there. A lot of famous racing drivers from the 1920s stayed there for the Shelsby Walsh hill trials, including Wolf Banato of Bentley's and also Freddie Field of Bugatti's - he would stock up with 2 gallon tins of aviation spirit and tins of pure benzene. The autumn meet would fill the place with racing cars. The drivers or their mechanics would arrive at 8.00 in the morning to warm their engines up and would rev them for 5-10 minutes at a time. Petrol was sold at 1/- per gallon and punctures were repaired for 2/6d. Warming up the engines resulted in a lot of complaints from the local townsfolk.
Grandpa remembers one old gentleman of 70 years of age, Fred Platt,... Read more

Lost Boy

Would like to find the family and whereabouts of Elsie May Jones, local address 'Broadwoodbunge'.

If you can help, please contact mjroffey@yahoo.co.uk Subjet EMJ.
February 2010

Mum And Dad

My mum dad and two sisters and brother lived here, Mum used to walk a mile a day to fetch a pale of water. When I was born we had to move to Stiperstones because the house wasn't big enough, the house at the bog only had two bedrooms, so my brother slept on the landing, till we moved I slept in an open drawer. I would love to hear from anyone who knew my family then. My mum was Phyllis Hotchkiss, my dad was Lincoln Hotchkiss. Thank you, Mike Hotchkiss

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