Welcome to our website

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This website is for the parish of Clunbury in South Shropshire in the UK. Through the site you can access the current and all the back issues of our newsletter ‘The Parish Post’. You can also find information about our Parish Council and some of the events coming up in the near future. We are also trying to improve the photos, documents and videos pages but this is still work in progress. Use the tabs above to select which you want.

A previous incarnation of this website had a lot more content but became too large for one person to maintain, hence this drastically slimmed down version. Much of the old site is still available by following this link. If you would like to help maintain and develop this new version of the site please email tpp.org@gmail.com

18 thoughts on “Welcome to our website

  1. My grandfather’s cousin Arthur William Weyman ( Uncle Arthur ) lived at Purslow Hall his wife was Anne Pitt . He was very much a country man and had a tame badger . He was born in Ludlow 10th June 1860 .

  2. Re Andy Meredith’s post on the website, his George Meredith is not ours from Tansy Cottage. Our George was son to James Meredith and Ann Hatfield – bit confusing. Have not forgotten, Alister, what I am supposed to be doing, just haven’t got round to it yet !!

  3. Hi Andy
    We live in Tansy Cottage where George Meredith lived, it would be good to get in touch. A number of people still remember them.

  4. Just found this site whilst doing family tree. Interested to see if possible to contact Carole Edwards Brettell-Vaughan regarding her comment on January 13th 2015. My grandfather was George Meredith born 1894 in Vernolds Common and son to William and Sarah (nee Pritchard). It would appear (not absolutely verified), according to the 1911 census, that he worked as a Groom Boy on the farm at Clunbury Hall for a James and Louise Morris. Just wondering if the green pushchair she refers to was from my family? Any feedback most welcome including anyone with pictures of the Hall and people working there around 1911.

  5. I heard you were researching two war dead 1914-18. Pte James Davies, 35841 7th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds, POW camp Cologne. Also Pte Edwin Whittall, 16th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, killed in action 10 Nov 1917, buried Estaires, France, son of Arthur and Ruth Whittall.

  6. Hi Anne
    I have sent an email direct to you, we would be pleased to arrange a visit to Tansy Cottage. Alister & Lynne.

  7. Tansy Cottage once belonged to my Great-Uncle George Meredith and his wife Aggie ( nee Agnes May Durrant ) . The family story has it that the cottage was entailed to the eldest son of the Meredith family, but George died first and the cottage went eventually to Aunt Aggie’s family. Really not sure if this is true, but still rankled with my father, who was born in Bird’s House and lived in Clunbury till he married my mother and they settled in Oswestry. I have a picture of Aunt Aggie in her Land Army Uniform, which is how she met Uncle George. I also have the lovely gold watch which George gave to Aggie on their 50th wedding anniversary. We visit Clunbury regularly to put flowers on the Meredith graves and we were there only a fortnight ago, for our Xmas visit. I have many, many happy memories of the village and the people who were there in the 1950s and early 1960’s. Hope you pick up this message. My email address is annelongmate@aol.com if you would care to correspond. I would love to see Tansy Cottage. I have never dared to ask the current residents at Bird’s House if I could go in, but I am sure it will be much altered from when we used to visit.

  8. I was very interested in the photograph of the Royal Oak in Clunton. My grandmother, Maria Lloyd nee Giles kept the Royal Oak with her first husband, Thomas Lloyd until his death on 4th October 1919. My father, William Lloyd may have been born there. After Thomas’s death my grandmother married William Edmonds on 5th July 1920 and the also kept the Royal Oak. If anyone has any more photographs or other information about the Royal Oak from around that time I would be very interested to hear from them. Best wishes Graham Lloyd

  9. When vicar Robertshaw inherited he gave the linen from the hall to Elsie Curnow a friend of mine. She invited people who were friends to her home and we bought the linen for Hopton Castle church funds. I love old linen and bought lots. Some of it I have given to my Thai daughter in law, Lek. She loves it too together with its history as she is a Downton Abbey fan !!
    The partner of our neighbors daughter is now the gardener at Purslow Hall.

    Any further background information I would love.
    Best wishes Lesley

  10. Audrey Roberts, nee Audrey Robertshaw. I was her god daughter. Please do get in touch – I’m sure she’d be delighted.

  11. Audrey Roberts – I was her god daughter. Please let me know a little more about yourself and I will reply.

  12. What was the name of the lady who lived at Purslow Hall whose initials were AR. I have some f her linen and would love to know more about her and about her life.

  13. Hi Carole
    We live in Tansy Cottage and I have been trying to trace the cottages history and previous owners/occupiers. I know the Meredith’s once lived here, if you have any further information I would be interested to hear from you.

    Kind regards

  14. very good website would you have any pictures of my great grandfarther Mr James Harding who in 1861 ran the raven later called the pig and Whistle pub in Clunbury till he died in 1879 and is buried in Clunbury church yard his farther my grandfarther was the butler at heath house Jay and Heath Leiwtwardine Hereford Shropshire I know it is a bit mutch but would any body have any photos of the house hold staff from 1837 to 1850. thanking you once again for a very good informative website yours sincerely Victor H Harding

  15. Laura Richards will be having a Macmillan Coffee Morning at Clunbury village hall on 25th September 2015.from 10-12pm.
    Please come along for a cuppa, slice of something nice , and a natter, to help raise money for a good cause.
    If anyone would like to donate a cake, all will be welcome.see you there.

  16. Interesting reading, many of the old names mentioned, I remember well. Clunbury Hall and the Morris’s, I used to call her granny Morris, she was my Father’s God Mother.Louise Morris was in love with my Grandfather Edward Brettell-Vaughan of the Cwm Hall, but he had married someone else. I spent most of my childhood in Clunbury, we used to borrow a green pushchair from the Meredith’s. I was christened in Clunbury church.

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