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Back stage at The Gower ….

A great memory from The Gower, Thanks to Stevie Gee inTorquay ….   Back stage rehearsal 1982 with F1-11. Great times. Thank to Colin Barber who used to frequent the Lion Inn, Priorslee, for taking me around as a roadie for the Wet Wellie Roadshow. Friday nights at The […]

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A garden for all ….

In a week where gardening and volunteering are said to be the new wonder drug (BBC Article here) work has started on creating a fantastic green space for the community on the grounds of the Gower site,  An outdoor space as fantastic as the building itself …. Could you […]

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The Magic Of The Gower …..

The Gower building has to be one of the largest volunteer run projects in Telford, it has taken 1000’s of hours to save the building, build a shared vision with the community and at last begin to bring this iconic community building back to life for the […]

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Jane Barber, Memories of ‘The Gower’

I have read with interest about the wonderful work at The Gower and thought you may be interested as I used to live there. For many years in the 60’s and 70’s I lived there with my parents, my mother Joyce Barber was Caretaker when it was […]

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Play area work begins ….

Work on restoring the children’s play area on The Gower site has started with the clearing of the overgrown parts and removal of the old play surface. Amazing to see what a dedicated team of volunteers can achieve in just a couple of weeks …..    

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The Wedding of Mr & Mrs Johnson 23/10/1982

A fantastic memory from Mal & Mark Johnson Saturday 23rd October 1982 – Think we may have been the only ones to ever have held their wedding reception at the ‘Gower’ ! We live right opposite. My friend Jenny worked in the coffee bar and arranged with […]

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Bill Hotchkiss, Memories of ‘The Gower’

Bill Hotchkiss memories of ‘The Gower’  As a lad born at Red Lake hospital, brought up in Oakengates and Trench, St. George’s was just a small village on top of a big hill that was always in the way of where I wanted to go. Cosford, Dawley, Shifnal, Sheriffhales and […]

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Annual Flag Day …

Last month we received some fantastic memories from Fenella Holmes which we would like to share with you from Oakengates and District annual flag day      

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Shropshire star article 03/05/2016

The Gower Heritage and Enterprise Groups latest event, featured in the Shropshire star

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Cor, It’s the cave girls ….

Oakengates and District youth club, Friday 18th June 1965

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