Born in Horsehay, Shropshire on the 28th September 1913. She was a well-known author who wrote in many different genres especially history and historical fiction but is perhaps best known for her murder mysteries, both historical and modern
Her upbringing and Welsh ancestry influenced her numerous novels with many being set around the Shropshire borders and having Welsh protagonists. Although she wrote under many pseudonyms but it was under the name of Ellis Peters that she wrote her highly popular series of Brother Cadfael medieval mystery novels. Set in Shrewsbury and focussed around his life in Shrewsbury Abbey many of these stories were filmed for television in the 1990s and are still available to view on drama channels.
Edith Pargeter undertook an administrative role in the Women's Royal Naval Service during the second World War, and was awarded the British Empire Medal - BEM. Edith Pargeter died on the 14th October 1995.
Pietra Fresa, a 17 year old pianist from Italy flies to Shrewsbury's St Chad's Church to play a recital of music by...
Join a drop-in tile decorating workshop between 10am and 2.30pm and try the tube lining technique to produce your own...
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Canada's independence by The Shrewsbury Police Choir and the German Canadian Male...
In the Quarry Park and around town. 150+ beers, masterclasses, live music and more!...
Join us at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on Friday 29 September 2017 for the book launch...
Aviation fans can experience the virtual skies in Shropshire next month as the Flight Sim...
Grow Cook Learn, local charity running the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, is delighted...
Volunteers at a South Shropshire Country Park have been awarded the prestigious Queen€™s...
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