Category Shropshire Stories

Mrs Merrick

The Story of Wellington’s first railway accident. A video telling and a kamishibai version with information on how to replicate the project with your local stories.

Honest John

How a story of a stick collecter from Denmark ended up at Apley Manor, Telford. A video telling and a kamishibai version with information on how to replicate the project with your local stories.

let’s create at home – Gawain goes topsy-turvy

A Creativity Challenge to make an Topsy-Turvy Doll to help you tell the Shropshire version of Gawain and the Green Knight.

let’s create at home – Queen of the Birds

A Creativity Challenge to craft a Buzzard with a Wren nestling in its wing to tell a Shropshire version of the Queen of the Birds tale.

let’s create at home – Kavad

A Creativity Challenge to make a Kavad (Indian Story Shrine) to retell the very British story of King Arthur & his Knights of the Round Table.

let’s create at home – Story Jars

A Creativity Challenge to make a story jar based on the tale of how Mrs Ellis created the Mere at Ellesmere.

The Death Bird

The Story of an old lady from Shifnal and her encounter with an owl. A video telling with information on how to use archives to inform stories.

Tom Moody

The Story of “whipper-in” Tom Moody and how his ghost haunts Apley Woods in Wellington. A video telling with information on how to use archives to inform stories.

Betty Mother Fox

An audio story with pictures from Wroxeter Roman City told for early years children. With colour-in pictures, activities and information for visiting the site.

The Devil’s Chair

An audio story with pictures from The Stiperstones Hills in South Shropshire told for early years children. With colour-in pictures, activities and information for visiting the site.

Blind Ned Pugh

An audio story with pictures from Llanymynech told for early years children. With colour-in pictures, activities and information for visiting the site.

Mrs Ellis and her Well

An audio story with pictures from Ellesmere told for early years children. With colour-in pictures, activities and information for visiting the site.

The Clee Hills Giants

An audio story with pictures from Titterstone Clee told for early years children. With colour-in pictures, activities and information for visiting the site.

The Chickens of Chirk Castle

An audio story with pictures from Chirk told for early years children. With colour-in pictures, activities and information for visiting the site.

The Bridgnorth Witch

An audio story with pictures from Bridgnorth told for early years children. With colour-in pictures, activities and information for visiting the site.

Storywalk the Clee Hills

Download a strenuous 90 minute walk on Titterstone Clee starting and finishing at Clee Hills Village, with three local stories.

North Shropshire Storywalks

Download six 90 minute walks each with its own story compiled by Jake Evans while serving his storytelling apprenticeship at Mythstories.

Shropshire Cycle Trail

Download a four-day cycle trail of Shropshire’s story sites for experienced cyclists.

Making Wem

Pupils from the Primary School in Wem tell their own town’s stories in their old words.

A Walk Around Silverton

Download a copy of the book written by Gladys Mary Coles & Dez Quarréll and retrace Mary Webb’s steps around her beloved Shrewsbury.

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