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The village of Clun

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SparklyMagpie Thu 19-Oct-17 19:41:30

I'll cut to the chase, i'm looking for any information on the village of Clun in Shropshire
Its for a podcast but I'm struggling to find any interesting details.

Does anyone know of maybe any 'Urban Legends', is the village known for anything? Maybe a cake or pie etc?

I have all my info on Clun castle but I'm wanting something that I haven't come across on Google, or maybe any interesting stories, Ive been reading through the archives but I'm struggling

Me an my friends are planning on paying a visit as soon as we can as seems like a beautiful little village but any input would be massively appreciated smile

albertatrilogy Thu 19-Oct-17 19:44:40

I own a whole lot of drawings by an artist who is buried in the church there. (Brigid Wright.) There is an AE Housman connection too.

SparklyMagpie Thu 19-Oct-17 19:51:44

albertatrilogy thank you!!

I shall look into it!

QuinionsRainbow Thu 19-Oct-17 20:53:11

Clunton and Clunebury

by A.E. Housman

Clunton and Clunbury,
Clungunford and Clun,
Are the quietest places
Under the sun.

In valleys of springs of rivers,
By Ony and Teme and Clun,
The country for easy livers,
The quietest under the sun,

We still had sorrows to lighten,
One could not be always glad,
And lads knew trouble at Knighton
When I was a Knighton lad.

By bridges that Thames runs under,
In London, the town built ill,
’Tis sure small matter for wonder
If sorrow is with one still.

And if as a lad grows older
The troubles he bears are more,
He carries his griefs on a shoulder
That handselled them long before.

Where shall one halt to deliver
This luggage I’d lief set down?
Not Thames, not Teme is the river
Nor London nor Knighton the town:

’Tis a long way further than Knighton,
A quieter place than Clun,
Where doomsday may thunder and lighten
And little ’twill matter to one.

QuinionsRainbow Thu 19-Oct-17 20:54:46

Should have added that I first encountered this in a Crossword puzzle, with four linked clues being the names of the villages.

chocaroundtheclock Mon 23-Oct-17 13:44:28

They have an annual green man festival there and has been for a long time I think. As part of this there is a fight on the bridge between the ice queen and the green man. Worth looking up. Good luck wink

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