Category Shropshire Stories

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.

Oswestory

A downloadable story-walking tour of Oswestry. With links to live performances by Storyteller Clive Hopwood and Musician David Bannister.

Shut Stories

Stories for Shrewsbury’s shuts (the alleyways that riddle the town centre) created by local groups working with Storyteller, Amy Douglas.

let’s create at home – Milburga

A family creativity challenge to make a ‘stained-glass’ window depicting a story of St. Milburga of Much Wenlock.

Milburga and the Geese

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

Ellesmere Poems by Fred D’Aguiar

Award winning poet Fred D’Aguiar’s poems inspired by folk stories of Ellesmere in North Shropshire.

The Book Of Myddle

A poetic response to Richard Gough’s 1702 book of ‘Antiquities and Memories of the Parish of Myddle’ (the original soap opera).

Fouke le fitz waryn

The tale of Shropshire’s own real-life Robin Hood. Shown in an auca (cartoon form) of his first and last adventure and then as the full epic set of quatrains by Michael Rosen.

A Shropshire Lad Singalong

Try some karaoke to song settings of Bredon Hill, the poem by A E Housman from “A Shropshire Lad”. The three pieces of music below are by famous British composers, choose one and sing along if you can.

Tales & Trails

Your downloadable guide to picturesque storywalks in North Shropshire and South Cheshire including links to YouTube audio stories told by professional storytellers.

King Arthur’s Shropshire

A collection of some of the tales of King Arthur that are widespread in Shropshire. With a video of storyteller Jake Evan’s cycle quest visiting the sites and telling the stories.

The White Lion of Whixall

An Arthurian tale from Whixall Moss in North Shropshire. With a video made by Key Stage 3 pupils and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

The Blood Red Pear

The story of how a blood red pear led to a grizzly end for an Ellesmere mother. With a video made by a student and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

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