Ellesmere Shropshire

Ellesmere Shropshire
Beautiful Market Town

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Local Castles to visit around Ellesmere Shropshire

Ellesmere Shropshire a beautiful part of England situated on the Welsh Border near Oswestry, Visitors often frequent Ellesmere with its laid back small town beauty and marvel at the beautiful surroundings and landscapes. Below are some places of interest Castles local to Ellesmere which are well worth a look when visiting Ellesmere Shropshire.

Whittington Castle


Whittington Castle is owned and run by the local community and is situated about 5 miles from Ellesmere towards Oswestry. Set in about 12 acres of ground. originally a motte and bailey castle but was replaced in the 13th century by one with buildings and a courtyard.

Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle a 700 year old marcher fortress built in the late 13th century, a massive feature of the castle are its amazing gates which were included to the castle in 1719.

Shrewsbury Castle

Shrewsbury Castle built between 1066 and 1074 during the reign of William the Conqueror, The interior was remodelled in the late 18th century by Thomas Telford. Now the castle is being used as a regimental museum.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Ellesmere Shropshire Food and Drinks Festival 2013

Ellesmere Shropshire Food and Drinks Festival 2013

Ellesmere's Food and drinks Festival is a great success every year and is growing in popularity, 2013 should be a great festival and is to be held on 15th and 16th of June 2013 in the Market Hall and the Town Hall.

Here you can enjoy food and drink in a non profit making food and drinks festival.

A great fun weekend for all the family.

Monday, 19 November 2012

BJ's Gas St Martins bottled gas supplies

Bj's Gas St Martins
Ellesmere Road, St. Martins
SY11 3BE

Tel 01691 773651

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Ellesmere Shropshire Firework Safety Code keep safe on bonfire night


Before they explode read the code!

Light sparklers one at atime and wear gloves

Never give sparklers to a child under 5

Buy faireworks marked BS 7114

Keep fireworks in a closed box

Follow the instructions on each firework

Light them at arm’s length using a taper

Stand well back

Never go back to a lit firework

Never put fireworks in your pocket

Never throw fireworks

Keep pets indoors

Have a great time on Bonfire Night fireworks are beautiful to watch but always think safety!

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Evarlasting Wall stickers for Bedroom Art decoration

Everlasting is a Shropshire based business that sells quality wall art stickers to decorate your childrens bedrooms or other areas of the home.
A selection of Stickers can be found below
Some great wall art sticker themes at amazing prices!

Disney Stickers  some great disney stickers to liven up your childs bedroom Winnie the Pooh, Disney Princess, Mickey Mouse and other disney characters.

Animals Wall Stickers Create some great looking wall art with these fun animal wall stickers

Height chart stickers  These sticker height charts are great fun for your child with fun characters, watch your child grow with these easy to apply height chart wall stickers.

Everlasting Wall Stickers making your home fun for all the family

Friday, 28 September 2012

Xbox 360 update Fifa 13 is out today!

To all Xbox 360 fans update Fifa 13 is out today!

image supplied by PhotoGiggles

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Talgarth Tearooms Scotland Street Ellesmere Shropshire Under new ownership

The Talgarth Tearooms in Scotland Street Ellesmere is now under new ownership.

Lorraine and Jo welcome you to there new venture, the tearooms have now been redecorated and is more customer and wheelchair friendly. We provide a wide and varied menu with daily specials and take away food. We welcome large orders via telephone and also are equiped to offer contract catering if required.

Come and enjoy a traditional friendly tea room where we put our customers first.

All food is freshly cooked and sourced locally where possible.

Talgarth Tearooms
13 Scotland Street

Tel: 01691 624440

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Ellesmere Rotary Regatta Sunday 1st July 2012

Ellesmere Rotary Regatta Sunday 1st July 2012

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Ellesmere Food and Drink Festival 16th - 17th June 2012

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Ellesmere Shropshire Diamond Jubilee Firework display

Ellesmere Shropshire Diamond Jubilee firework display and crown raised 12 feet out to the mere, footage of the display, a massive thanks to the organizers of this fantastic event, it was a great occasion and enjoyed by all.

Video copyright D K Ellis Shropshire Web Design.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Royal Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames

Royal Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames

Sunday 3rd June 2012 A river procession of a 1000 boats make there way down the river Thames from Battersea bridge to Tower bridge to mark the celebration of Her majesty Queen Elezibeth's 60 year reign.

Happy Jubilee to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth from Ellesmere Shropshire

Friday, 1 June 2012

Aerial view of Ellesmere Shropshire

Aerial view of Ellesmere Shropshire

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Olympic torch passes through Oswestry Shropshire

The Olympic torch passes through Oswestry in Shropshire on day 12 of its journey around the UK, starting in Chester it passes through Shropshire with relay runners going through Oswestry, Pant, and Llanymynech before then making its way into Wales and Welshpool.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Ellesmere New and Used Centre Bargains Galore

The Ellesmere New and Used centre sells items ranging from small items such as cd's, ornaments, playstation games, x-box games, audio leads and connectors - to larger items such as household furniture, fridges, freezers, 3 piece suites, bedroom furniture, musical instruments, motorcycle equipment, hi-fi and tools. We will stock any item that fits into our shop, our stock is changing on a daily basis so it is worth calling in you may just get yourself a great bargain.

The Ellesmere New and Used centre buys items for cash, you will see in our shop our items are priced at low prices, so if you need top prices for your items then we probably wouldn't be able to help and wouldn't want to waste your time, but if you have any unwanted items that are too good to throw away and may be of use to somebody else we may be able to turn those items into cash for you.
Any cd or computer game must be in good condition as we will not sell scratched or damaged discs, any electrical items must be in a safe and working condition as they go through our vigorous safety check procedure.
Furniture must be in a usable condition, for example 3 piece suites are not worth selling if they are ripped, and we can't sell 3 legged chairs!

Ellesmere New and Used Centre provide a house clearance service in the Shropshire area, we are professional and discreet and always leave any clearance clean and tidy, we will Hoover if required mop and dust off the window sills before leaving the premises.
Ellesmere New and Used Centre also provide a Part clearances service, garage and shed clearances.

Van and Man for Hire
 in Ellesmere Shropshire

Visit our Website: ellesmere-secondhand.co.uk
Tel: 01691 623897 

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Journey to work in Ellesmere Shropshire on a beautiful morning

On my way to work in Ellesmere this morning I was lucky enough to have my camera at hand, it was such a beautiful morning I decided to enjoy it and take a few photos on my way.

I first stopped at Whittington Castle where the morning sunlight was really strong giving some superb light and shadows.

 Whittington Castle welcome sign

The sun just coming up on Whittington castle
unusual to get a photo with no cars or people
even the swans were still sleeping!
Whittington Church

I carried on to Ellesmere and parked as usual on the Ellesmere business carpark i decided to take a walk along the canal to the Blackwater meadow marina and took some photos on the way.

The wharf and the famous old loading crane

Shropshire Union canal building

Moored up Narrowboat

Beautiful place for Narrowboats to moor up

Canal junction for Llangollen

Llangollen canal junction at Ellesmere with waterways yard

The Blackwater meadow marina

The Blackwater meadow marina Ellesmere Shropshire

Artistic resting bench with words "Narrowboats loaded with tons of limestone, coal, milk and cheese. Duchess Countess Jupitor move slowly on the way to Whitchurch" inlaid into the seat.

 Ellesmere Shropshire white canal footbridge

What a great place to wake up from your Narrowboat

2 very different cranes in the same photo

Shropshire union canal building and loading crane

Ellesmere Shropshire market hall entrance built in 1879

That concludes my journey into work, I hope you enjoy the selection of photos of Whittington castle and The canal at Ellesmere Shropshire.