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Father of the Co-operative Movement

Father of the Co-operative Movement

wo hundred and fifty years ago, one of the UK’s most enlightened and pioneering social reformers was born. The changes he implemented in his mills grew into a movement that many of us see on our high streets today.Robert Owen was born into humble beginnings on 14th...
The Welsh Dambusters Connection

The Welsh Dambusters Connection

ir Barnes Neville Wallis was famous for creating the bouncing bomb. Without it, 617 Squadron would not have destroyed the Mohne and Edersee dams in Germany’s Ruhr Valley, during Operation Chastise in May 1943. However, blowing up a dam is not easy, and twelve months...
A Home For Fallen Buildings

A Home For Fallen Buildings

 1925, Clough Williams-Ellis spent less than £5,000 buying a parcel of land, which he described as “a neglected wilderness.” Today, 96 years later, we know it as Portmeirion. Williams-Ellis was an architect by trade and had a vision for creating a coastal village....
Dr. William Penny Brookes: The Forgotten Olympian

Dr. William Penny Brookes: The Forgotten Olympian

it wasn’t for a man born 200 years ago in the small Shropshire market town of Much Wenlock, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games might not be taking place. Strange as it may seem, this small rural British market town played a vital role in re-establishing the Ancient Greek...
The Man Who Came Back From the Dead

The Man Who Came Back From the Dead

rossing Shropshire’s whale-backed Long Mynd in winter can be dangerous. In the late 19th century, it was common for people to die on the hill in bad, wintry weather, particularly drovers taking livestock to markets. Some valleys, known as batches or hollows in this...
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