Category Shropshire Stories

And The Water Gushed Forth

One of the stories of the late 7th Century Saint, Milburga Abbess of Wenlock. With background facts, Key Stage 2 activities and a song.

The Giant and the Cobbler

The story of how The Wrekin hill was made by a giant. With background facts, French translations, Key Stage 2 activities and a song.

Mitchell’s Fold

A story about a famine, a cow and a witch that pre-dates the coming of Christianity to Shropshire. With background facts, Key Stage 2 activities and a song.

The Story of Nellie

The story of Nellie’s memorable overnighter in Wem, North Shropshire. With a video made by a student and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

King Gogmagog of Oswestry Hillfort

The tale of the King of the Giants who held court at Old Oswestry Hillfort, North Shropshire. With a student’s video and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

The Tale of Fouke le fitz waryn III

The tale of the Master of Whittington Castle, North Shropshire. With a video made by students and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

The Devil and Colemere Church

The tale of the Devil at Colemere, North Shropshire. With a video made by Key Stage 3 pupils and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

The Wem Goblin

The tale of a Goblin in a pub in Wem, North Shropshire. With a video made by Key Stage 3 pupils and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

Mrs Ellis of Ellesmere

The tale of an old lady from Ellesmere in North Shropshire. With videos made by Key Stage 3 & 4 pupils and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

The Stolen Potato

The tale of a disgraced local official from Wem in North Shropshire. With a video made by Key Stage 3 pupils and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

The Dary Pit

The Story the behind the ghost of the Dary Pit on Ercall Hill. A video telling with information on how to replicate the project with your local stories.

Ercol and Wrekon

The Story of the creation of Wrekin Hill & Ercall Hill. A video telling and a kamishibai version with information on how to replicate the project with your local stories.

The Whist Hound

The Story of the Hounds of the Wild Hunt on the Wrekin Hill. A video telling and a kamishibai version with information on how to replicate the project with your local 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.

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