Month: May 2017

Horsebox overturns into field

Horsebox in field 1Around 1.00pm today, Monday 29 May 2017, a horsebox being towed towards Wellington on the A442 in Peplow, came unhooked from the vehicle towing it and overturned into a field. The trailer did not contain any animals, but at the time was being used to transport equipment. Thankfully, the box did not collied with any other vehicle and no-one was injured in the incident, though the driver who had been towing it was very shaken by the incident.
According to the driver of the car behind the horsebox, the trailer began sway after it ran over a pothole in the carriageway. It continued to sway until it broke away from the towing vehicle it, before overturning into a field on the right of the road about 500 yds. beyond the pothole.
The driver contacted the farmer who owns the field and he graciously undertook the recovery of it to the nearest gate. A section of the boundary fence to the field was damaged by the horsebox.
Horsebox in field 2

Peplow Community Walk – June 2017

Boy & Girl WalkingWednesday 14th June – An evening walk in the local area.
Meet at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start by Peplow Chapel.
All ages welcome.
In case of forecasted wet weather please check here (or phone Randall on 01952-540970) between 6:00 & 6:30pm on the day.
See our page for more information about the Peplow Community Group.

Sunday walks and social event in Marchamley

Marchamley Bluebells and TreeOn Sunday 4th June we have arranged a couple of guided walks in Marchamley – one taking less than an hour and the other somewhat longer. Local landowners have given permission for the walks giving a chance to explore places normally closed to the public. The route includes many historical features which were highlighted in the Marchamley Mysteries photographic exhibition last year. We have produced a historical leaflet to accompany the route.
The event revolves around Marchamley club where there will be some craft and Lego activities available during the afternoon for younger children. Also there will be sandwiches, cakes, tea, coffee and alcoholic beverages for sale all afternoon when we hope many will join us for an enjoyable social event.
The first walk starts at Marchamley Club at 2:30pm. The second walk will start from the bus shelter at 3:15pm. More details are available on this handout – MarchamleyWalks170604
In the event of adverse weather conditions the walks may be curtailed but the social gathering will still take place in the club.

Wollerton Village Garden Trail – June 2017

On the afternoon of Sunday 4th June, a number of gardens will be open to visitors in Wollerton and the surrounding area.
The trail starts from Wollerton Village Room, where teas will also be served.
Those wishing to visit the gardens are asked to arrive between 12:00 noon and 5:00pm.
More information available from Sue Lea, 01630 638142 or email.

Rookery Lane Closure from 16 May 2017

Roadworks SignAccording to Shropshire Council’s Road Closure Details For Week Commencing 13 May 2017 bulletin, Rookery Lane, Marchamley will be closed from Tuesday 16 May for up to 28 days.
The closure will be effective between 08:00 and 17:30 each day, though it is not clear if this includes weekends. The reason given for the closure is “Resurfacing and civils”.
Pedestrian/dismounted cyclist/dismounted horse rider’s access through the closure area will be available.
The diversion route is described as, “Head south west towards Marchamley Wood, turn left,
turn left and head south towards Marchamley and vice versa.”
Below is a copy of the “diversion map” from the accompanying Diversion Maps For Road Closures Week Commencing 13 May 2017 file, though we have added the green arrow and text.
Rookery Lane Closure 1705

Family Treasure Hunt

Friends of Hodnet School are organising a Treasure Hunt.
Saturday 13th May starting from Hodnet Primary School.
£10 per family and this includes a treat for the children.
Start any time between 10am and 1pm.
There is a short route for toddlers and a longer route for older children,
We look forward to seeing you.
More information: Vicki Caldwell email

Family Barbeque Marchamley

On Sunday 10th September we are holding a big BBQ at Marchamley Club. There will be a marquee in the adjoining field with lots of children’s games and sports activities. We are providing the tables chairs and organising music till 930pm. From 2pm onwards there will be tea, coffee and cakes, followed by the BBQ and buffet later in the afternoon. £2 will be charged for small and £3 for large plates. We are organising barrels of ale, tanners wines and a fun photo booth. We will be putting up the bunting and preparing for a great party.
Everyone is invited and requested to bring a cake or something for the buffet. A meeting to plan the event is scheduled for 730pm on Tuesday August 22nd at Marchamley Club.
Contact: Maureen Howell 01630 685305 or email

Word Games Night at Marchamley Club

Do you like Call My Bluff, Just a Minute, Scattergories, Taboo?

Then come to our fun word games night at Marchamley Club.

Bring a team of six or join in with others.

7.00 for 7.30pm on Friday 12th May.

Buffet included.

Adults £5 and children are free.


Contact Maureen Howell on 01630 685305 or email for more information.