Rather interesting Shrewsbury facts

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Did you know that Shrewsbury Flower Show is the "Longest Running Horticultural Show in The World", as recently acknowledged by the Guinness Book of Records? Its roots (sorry) go back to 1836 when an event limited to gooseberries and carnations was held; by 1857 it had blossomed (really sorry) further, a town centre marquee in use for a more general show; but what is recognized as the forerunner of the current event was first held in 1875.

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Ambrose Philips
Charles Burney
Charles Darwin
Christine Hawley
Joe Hart
Sandy Lyle
Thomas Minton
Thomas Parr

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Magna Carta Signed - 1215, The Peasants' Revolt ends - 1381, First Botanic Garden in Britain - 1621, Alcock and Brown complete 1st non stop flight across the Atlantic - 1919
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