Shropshire Lives

Shropshire Lives DVD case


Running Time: 80 Mins

Format: 1 Disc, DVD PAL       

Ratio: 16:9 (Archive 4:3)

Optional Subtitles 



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Shropshire is a county steeped in heritage. The longest river in England, the Severn, flows through the county under the world renowned symbol of the industrial revolution, The Iron Bridge. But it is also a very rural county made up of towns and villages which have their own unique traditions and stories to tell.


  1. Introduction
  2. Shropshire and the River Severn
  3. Brockton
  4. The Wrekin
  5. Bishop's Castle
  6. Bridgenorth: March 1963
  7. Hampton Loade
  8. Long Mynd
  9. Oswestry
  10. Myddle
  11. ​Wem
  12. Bridgenorth: November 1972
  13. Much Wenlock: Feburary 1968
  14. Much Wenlock: May 1980
  15. Buck Allport: Grass Cutter
  16. Donnington
  17. Culmington
  18. Acton Scott
  19. Cleehill - Dennis Crowther
  20. Gerard Naprous - Stunt Man
  21. Bridgenorth - February 1967

Among many stories, hear Harry Rogers talk of his family’s 300 year tradition of coracle making; watch news reports from Brockton, The Wrekin and Bishops Castle; In Bridgnorth, see the Congregational Church begin to transform into the Theatre in the Steps in 1965 and look out for shots of the Bridgnorth Cliff Railway; listen to reports from 1968 and 1980 on the historic link between Much Wenlock and the Olympic Games; see Acton Scott Farm in Church Stretton prepare to open as a visitor attraction in 1975; and hear Clee Hill poet and musician, Dennis Crowther tell local yarns and sing songs to his accordion in 1978.

The DVD also includes a short film, ‘About MACE’, a behind the scenes look at the work of MACE and the services they provide.

Customer Reviews (via Amazon)

"This compilation of Shropshire tales from several decades of evening news programmes illustrates all sorts of aspects of Shropshire and the people who live there. Entertaining and very watchable."