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  Shropshire Myths
The Wrekin is a very distinctive 400m hill which dominates the views of mid Shropshire near the new town of Telford.
From the Bronze Age to the 1st Century the Wrekin was the hill fort headquarters of the Celtic Cornovii tribe.
The Wrekin is made of volcanic rock but is not a volcano.
www.mythstories.com /giantA.html   (561 words)

  The Wrekin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
All are named after The Wrekin, a prominent elevation capped by a hill fort almost 8 hectares (80,000 m²) in size, located in East Shropshire, on the border between Shrewsbury and Atcham and Telford and Wrekin, some 4 miles west of Telford.
The Wrekin was renamed as Mount Gilbert by the Normans after a local hermit who lived on the hill, but in time the ancient name became used again.
The name The Wrekin is also used to refer more generally to the part of East Shropshire around the towns of Telford and Wellington, within sight of the hill.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Wrekin   (414 words)

 Telford and Wrekin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Telford and Wrekin is a borough in the West Midlands region of England.
It was created in 1974 as The Wrekin, a district of Shropshire.
On April 1, 1998 it became a unitary authority, independent from Shropshire County Council.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Telford_and_Wrekin   (112 words)

 The Wrekin Trust today   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Wrekin Trust is an educational charity concerned with the spiritual nature of humanity and the universe and part of a worldwide movement towards personal and planetary transformation.
The Wrekin Trust symbol is based on the cosmic cross, derived from the celtic cross of resurrection.
It is three dimensional, encircled by protective spheres of light indicating global proportions and hinting at a shaft of spiritual light striking down from the zenith to the earth.
www.sirgeorgetrevelyan.org.uk /WT1.html   (698 words)

 BBC - Shropshire - Features - Wrekin Transmitter
Shropshire's tv transmitter may sit at the on the Wrekin, but it could have found a home on top of the Stiperstones.
Back in 1964 the BBC carried out transmission tests on the Wrekin, only to be told by local politicians that they wouldn't allow anything to be built on the landmark.
But the plans were called in by the Minister for Housing and Local Government, the 60s version of John Prescott, who told the BBC to apply to put the transmitter on the Wrekin.
www.bbc.co.uk /shropshire/features/2004/07/wrekin_wrangle.shtml   (743 words)

 Wrekin Summit
The car park at the foot of the Wrekin is not always available and motorists park dangerously on both sides of the road round the Wrekin.
Telford and Wrekin Council has closed them and the parish council cannot afford to run them nor, as they are used primarily by visitors, does it see why it should.
A sign at the base of the Wrekin to educate and inform tourists would have to be completely vandal proof -  the last one was vandalised within two weeks and he had to personally pay to have the base of the sign removed.
www.epolitix.com /data/webminster/images/peter-bradley-Wrekin-Summit-minutes.html   (1574 words)

 The Megalithic Portal and Megalith Map: The Wrekin is up for sale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Wrekin's contours - the location of an Iron Age hillfort - are as familiar as any in Shropshire, and for half a million punds the outcrop could be yours reports Henry Carpenter from The Shropshire Magazine.
Legend has it that the Wrekin was formed when a Welsh giant dropped a load of earth he was carrying to Shrewsbury to flood the town.
We are also told how the Wrekin is also of particular significance for its archaeology, with the national importance of its Iron Age hillfort reflected in its designation as a scheduled ancient monument.
www.megalithic.co.uk /article.php?sid=2146411751   (1600 words)

 Synetrix Limited - Telford and Wrekin, Synetrix to create UK's most advanced school's Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
School children in Telford and Wrekin will benefit from a £7.5million IT educational network set to catapult them into the future and which will be the envy of educational establishments around the globe.
The reach of Telford and Wrekin's Grid for Learning will be extended into the home and community through a secure, out-of-hours remote access system, which will enable teachers, pupils and parents to connect to their school.
These facilities are expected to play an important role in involving parents in their child's education and will be available from a variety of access points such as libraries.
www.synetrix.co.uk /news/archive/telford_wrekin.cfm   (823 words)

 Midlands Life - Walking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At 1,334ft, the Wrekin is not Shropshire's highest hill and despite its appearance, although it does have geological links with a volcanic past, it is not an extinct volcano.
About 70 yards after this bungalow and opposite a white cottage, go through a gate on the left, marked by a footpath finger post, which may be obscured by the hedge.
The path up the Wrekin is a long but gradual climb, but the final stage of the descent on the south-west side is steep.
www.expressandstar.com /EStar2/life/walkarchive/wrekin.asp   (627 words)

 Wrekin Construction Co. Ltd. - Fact Sheet - Hoover's
Wrekin Construction Co. provides engineering, construction, and maintenance services through four main business streams: civil engineering, design/build, rail, and utilities.
Through its Filcom subsidiary (renamed Wrekin Cable Services Limited after being acquired in 2002) the group provides fiber-optic, cabling installations, and maintenance for BT and other clients.
Wrekin has also completed projects for the likes of Carillion and the Ministry of Defence.
hoovers.com /wrekin-construction/--ID__133905--/free-co-factsheet.xhtml   (238 words)

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The unitary authority of Telford and Wrekin has the legal status of a county and, therefore, falls within the scope of Rule 4 of Schedule 2 of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986.
Four of the new wards in Telford and Wrekin are divided between two of the existing constituencies.
Fourteen wards of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin:- Brookside, Cuckoo Oak, Dawley Magna, Horsehay and Lightmoor, Ironbridge Gorge, Ketley and Oakengates, Lawley and Overdale, Madeley, Malinslee, Priorslee, St Georges, The Nedge, Woodside, Wrockwardine Wood and Trench.
www.statistics.gov.uk /nsbase/pbc/review_areas/downloads/PR_NR_Shropshire_Telford_Wrekin.doc   (2297 words)

 Wrekin Conservative Association
He is married to Sondra and is often seen walking on The Wrekin with his two miniature schnauzers: Pebbles and Dillon.
He has also consistently called for more police to patrol the streets of The Wrekin, which have witnessed a sharp rise of 15% in violent crime since Labour came to power.
Mark said: "Many people feel they are caught in 'The Wrekin Triangle': a failing Labour Council, a Labour MP who flip flops on almost every issue, and a Labour government who cannot be trusted and who have failed to deliver on their promises.
www.wrekinconservatives.com   (464 words)

 Encyclopedia: Telford and Wrekin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency.
Mark Pritchard is the Conservative MP for The Wrekin.
High Ercall is a village in the Telford and Wrekin borough, Shropshire.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Telford-and-Wrekin   (1530 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | Shropshire | Site at Wrekin secured for public
Wrekin MP Peter Bradley says it could be used for car parking, toilets and to provide guidance for visitors.
Telford and Wrekin Borough Council is to manage the site which is just under an acre at the bottom of the hill.
Mr Bradley, who chairs the Wrekin Bid Group, said: "The Forest Glen is tremendously important for those who remember it in its heyday but the site it occupied is also crucial today.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/shropshire/4195087.stm   (281 words)

 What's On?: a part of the Shropshire Wildlife Trust Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A £1 million public appeal to raise funds for the purchase and future management of the Wrekin has been launched by Shropshire Wildlife Trust.
"The Wrekin is one of the most cherished places in Shropshire and now, with help from the thousands of people who care about it, we have the chance to secure its future - to look after it for ever," said Colin Preston, Director of the Trust.
"You can see the Wrekin from one end of the county to the other; an unmistakeable landmark that welcomes us home when we've been away and irresistibly draws thousands of us to walk, run or even cycle to its summit.
www.shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk /wowrekin.html   (323 words)

 Wrekin Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Wrekin is home to the oldest rocks in the county of Shropshire (677 million years old).
The Wrekin itself, despite having a cone like appearance is not actually a volcano, but is made up of thick layers of lava erupted from volcanoes.
You can find rock hard ripples in the pale grey sandstone, just the same as those you see on the beach today after the tide has gone out except here the tide went out 544 million years ago.
www.shropshiregeology.org.uk /shropgeol/wrekin/wrekinmain.html   (184 words)

 Wrekin Orienteers About the Club
Wrekin Orienteers were formed on 2nd February 1975 by Dave Gittus and Tim Goffe following an introductory event at Madeley Court bringing together orienteers from the Harlequins Orienteering Club and the defunct Shropshire Orienteering Club.
The Wrekin is near the town of Telford in the county of Shropshire.
The event was held at the Wrekin on 7th April and was a huge success especially as it was the first time Wrekin had used electronic punching.
www.wrekinorienteers.co.uk /theclub.html   (257 words)

 The Weekend Star Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
hile the cricket team from Wrekin College England were displaying their skills on the cricket pitch, their netballers were busy on the court against local competition.
In the 35 overs match played at the Gros Islet Playing Field, Wrekin batted first and were 165 for eight.
Wrekin College coach, Caroline Ritchie-Morgan, who also coaches the Welsh Under-19 national team, is keeping a close eye on her team and their opponents.
www.stluciastar.com /weekend/friJuly16-04/sports.htm   (1344 words)

 Wrekin Construction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Wrekin Group plc has appointed Dr Simon Frain as Chairman.
John Worthington, Chief Executive of Wrekin Group, told staff that Stephen had put the company in a position to be able soon to enjoy considerable success.
As well as being a past Chairman and Chief Executive of Wrekin, he served the industry as Chairman of CECA (Civil Engineering Contractors Association).
www.wrekin.co.uk /news01_news.asp?NewsIdx=1   (183 words)

 (GCBD12) Wrekin Havoc! (Shropshire) by MarcB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The climax of the "Road to the Wrekin" series finishes near the summit of the Wrekin, which is near Telford.
The cache is in a hole, in a bag at the base of this tree down the side of the left bank.
As we got to the Wrekin it poured with rain, and it rained all through our search, but it didn't stop us, it took a bit of finding but we did it, all 7 in one day.
www.geocaching.com /seek/cache_details.asp?ID=48402   (815 words)

 Wrekin Construction - Constructive Solutions
Wrekin Group was founded over four decades ago in 1960 and the company remains family owned.
It delivers integrated construction services across four major disciplines; Civil Engineering, Regeneration, Design and Build and Rail.
The company focuses on delivering high quality customer focused services to public and private sector clients on time and to budget.
www.wrekin.co.uk   (87 words)

 The Weekend Star Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
England’s Wrekin College ended their two-week tour on a high note, winning cricket and netball matches on the final day of competition.
Wrekin wreaked havoc on local teams, winning four of their scheduled six matches.
Perreira described the Wrekin College tour as a huge success which would enhance St Lucia as a sports tourism destination.
www.stluciastar.com /weekend/friJuly23-04/sports.htm   (1391 words)

 The Wrekin, Telford, Shropshire
The Wrekin is perhaps Shropshire’s best known landmark, a curious legendary hill that, from this way it looks like a mountain, and that way, it crouches low.
The Giant dumped his spadeful of soil on the roadside, and then scraped his boots clean with his spade.
The mound of earth became the Wrekin and the smaller hill where he scraped his boots became the Ercall.
www.shropshiretourism.info /telford/wrekin   (344 words)

 Plans for The Wrekin - Telford Live | Forums | Telford Chat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Could I take this opportunity to point out that The Wrekin is thousands of years old and has managed perfectly well without ‘saving’ up to now.
The Wrekin is a part of every Wellingtonian, Little Wenlockian, et al and always will be, but it is a gift not a possession.
Any development on The Wrekin, even a small amount to make it more attractive to tourists, will be of detriment to its unspoilt beauty and also a complete waste of money.
telford-live.aardac.com /link.asp?TOPIC_ID=468&view=lasttopic   (933 words)

 BirdForum - The Wrekin (Round it, up it, and down again)
The Wrekin is a 407m high wooded lump in the middle of the Shropshire countryside near Telford (apparently the Wrekin was dropped there by a Welsh Giant who was planning to drop it on Shrewsbury, got fed up looking for Shrewsbury and dropped it before going home).
It is the little lump attached to the side of the Wrekin and my usual access point to the Wrekin area.
The Ercall and Wrekin are both well wooded with semi-natural oaks and birches (aswell as plantation pines) covering the majority of their steep sides.
www.birdforum.net /showthread.php?t=7937   (730 words)

 Location of Telford and Wrekin. Map of Telford and Wrekin.
This is a map of Telford and Wrekin with nearby counties, metropolitan counties, and unitary authorities.
The location of Telford and Wrekin is also identified on a national map of England and Wales.
As of the year 1998, Telford and Wrekin is a Unitary Authority.
pickatrail.com /jupiter/location/europe/england/telford_and_wrekin.html   (115 words)

 Telford and Wrekin -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Telford and Wrekin is a (One of the administrative divisions of a large city) borough in the (Click link for more info and facts about West Midlands region) West Midlands region of (A division of the United Kingdom) England.
It was created in 1974 as The Wrekin, a (A region marked off for administrative or other purposes) district of (Click link for more info and facts about Shropshire) Shropshire.
The borough borders (Click link for more info and facts about Staffordshire) Staffordshire and the administrative county of (Click link for more info and facts about Shropshire) Shropshire.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/T/Te/Telford_and_Wrekin.htm   (366 words)

 Telford and Wrekin Business Directory - Brought to you by The Best Of Telford and Wrekin
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