A wail of a time in Shrewsbury!

Bob Newton, trip organiser for the Walsall based Friends of Highgate Brewery, writes about a ghostly outing to Shrewsbury.

‘The Friends of Highgate Brewery is a social group and we enjoy outings with a beer-related theme, which also enable us to raise money for local charities. Along with some colleagues I attended the GO North Show in Southport last September, where we collected information about Shrewsbury. So, in mid-April, a band of 38 members travelled by Andy’s Coaches to the city to visit its haunted pubs – some such as the Dun Cow, Abbey Foregate and the Kingshead, Mardol – dating back to the 15th century. During the day we also sampled Shrewsbury’ excellent food outlets including the amazing pop up foodie area in the Indoor Market and we all agreed that the delicatessen in Wyle Cop, is to ‘die’ for!

Our trip around the city included St Chad’s,
where, in the churchyard, we spotted the gravestone for Ebenezer Scrooge This period headstone was specially inscribed and used in the 1984 film, The Christmas Carol. Marley’s ghost did not appear but we all had a ‘wail’ of a time.

For groups wanting an interesting day out with lots to satisfy the varied spirits of your members, I would thoroughly recommend Shrewsbury!’