Spring Plant Sale: FoPL event @ Pontesbury Library
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Open Day and Grand Plant Sale: Holy Trinity, Minsterley
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us between 10am and 4pm for Coffee, Light lunches and Teas Cakes, Books and other stalls. Everyone welcome. All proceeds to Church Funds

Steve Knightley in Concert @ Minsterley Parish Hall
May 3 @ 7:00 pm

Steve Knightley is a charismatic singer-songwriter and Patron of Shrewsbury Folk Festival, who performs both as a solo artist and with Phil Beer in the acclaimed duo Show of Hands. We are delighted to be able to host him at Minsterley Parish Hall on 3 May as part of his nationwide Landlocked Tour. Two years ago he performed a sell-out concert in Pontesbury and those who remember that will not want to miss another opportunity to see and hear him close up. Last time the profits from the concert were donated to the Hill Fund and this time we will be supporting Pontesbury Library, so 20% of your ticket price will go direct to the library fund. Tickets are £18 each and can be bought from Pontesbury Library or call Wendy-Jane Walton 01743 792714 or in person at Holm House, Station Rd.
Wendy-Jane Walton

Rea Valley Camera Club @ St George's Church, Pontesbury
May 3 @ 7:30 pm

New members always welcome.

Parish Council Elections @ Pontesbury Public Hall
May 4 all-day
‘A Trek through the Arabian Desert’: FoPL event @ Mary Webb School & Science College
May 5 @ 7:00 pm

We are looking forward to our talk by local lad Mark Evans entitled ‘Crossing the Empty Quarter’. The illustrated talk will recount his (the) first crossing of the Arabian Desert since Bertram Thomas in 1930. Mark has already presented his talk to a packed Hall at the Royal Geographical Society and a similar audience in New York, and is now setting out on a UK tour including Pontesbury! Mark has written an excellent book of the same title and will have copies available for a book signing during the evening.
The talk will take place at the Mary Webb School Hall at 7:00 on Friday, 5 May with a bar and light refreshments. We expect the event to be a sell-out so tickets will shortly be available from Pontesbury Library, Shrewsbury Library, the usual local Pontesbury outlets or from Friends of Pontesbury Library. They will cost £10 and £8 for concessions with the proceeds to be split evenly between the Friends of Pontesbury Library and the Friends of Pontesford Hill to contribute to the community work which both are doing.

Bishop’s Castle Round & About Walks
May 6 all-day

Registration for the spectacular Bishop’s Castle Round and About Walks has started. There are three versions of the walk you can choose from:
Ramble – a beautiful 22.5 mile circular walk;
Scramble – 13 miles from Bishop’s Castle to Clun;
Amble –a 9.5 mile undulating stroll from Clun to Bishop’s Castle.
The route crosses remote and beautiful countryside, some of which is not normally open to the public. We provide clear signage, written instructions and helpful marshals. The entrance fee for ALL walkers is £18 on line and £19 by post, which includes a hot lunch, instructions, refreshments, transport as needed, and a certificate. All proceeds go to Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research)
For details, and to apply electronically or request an application form, please sign up at:
The closing date for application is 1 May.
Emma Jones

Stiperstones Bird Walk @ Stiperstones Reserve Car Park
May 7 @ 9:30 am

Meet at Reserve car park, 9:30.

Blakemoorgate Cottages open
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pontesbury WI @ Pontesbury Public Hall
May 8 @ 2:00 pm