Shropshire, Staffs Event Report

On Thursday 21st September, fifteen Guild members and friends met at St Laurence’s Church in Ludlow, Shropshire for coffee and cakes.  Both the day before and the day after, it rained all day, but we were lucky though slightly chilly, it was a dry day. 

One of the Ludlow Town Guides, Margaret De Lattre, took us on a fascinating tour of Medieval Ludlow.  We learnt so much looking around this beautiful town, hearing about the town’s fascinating history and the people who lived there.  

After the tour we had lunch at Kin Kitchen, which was lovely.  Then we gathered and met a second guide, Mike Beazley, who took us for a tour down Corve Street into Lower Corve Street to The Merchant House. 

Jonathan and Rosemary Woods (authors of “The People and History of Lower Corve Street and St. Mary’s Lane”), who own The Merchant House, had invited us to tea.  The Merchant House is a stunning property situated on the banks of the River Teme.  This was possibly the highlight of the day as Rosemary had prepared the most delicious afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones: sweet and savory, cakes, Eton Mess!  Some of the guests did not leave till after 6.30 p.m. and we all had great fun catching up with old friends and meeting new ones too.

Elizabeth Birch (1968-1975, Glenlee/Fauconberg)
Shropshire, Staffordshire Area Rep