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Alveley is a village in south east Shropshire, England, along the Severn Valley on the east side of the River Severn. It has appeared in records dating back to 50AD. Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... Shropshire (alternatively Salop or abbreviated Shrops) is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total... The Severn Valley between Highley and Arley // Geography and Geology The Severn Valley is a rural area of mid-western England UK, through which the River Severn runs and the Severn Valley Railway steam heritage line operates, starting at its northernmost point in Bridgnorth Shropshire and running south for 25km... “Severn” redirects here. ... This article is about the year 50. ...


The current church (St. Mary's) is of Norman design, built in 1140 on the grounds of an earlier Saxon church (of which only a stone cross survives). It has a notable, although badly damaged, 14th Century mural of the Seven Deadly Sins. The nave of Durham Cathedral demonstrates the characteristic round arched style, though use of shallow pointed arches above the nave is a forerunner of the Gothic style. ... Events Henry Jasomirgott was made count palatine of the Rhine. ... For other uses, see Cardinal sin (disambiguation). ...


In 1349 the Black Death is said to have killed 60% of the village population. A stone cross - The Buttercross - two miles outside the village dates back to the time of the Black Death when it was a place for food to be left for the village when it was quarantined. // Events January 9 - The Jewish population of Basel, Switzerland is rounded up and incinerated, believed by the residents to be the cause of the ongoing bubonic plague. ... It has been suggested that Plague doctor be merged into this article or section. ...


From 1937 to 1969 the village was an active coal mining community in conjunction with the neighbouring village of Highley across the River Severn. The first mineshaft was sunk in 1935 at Alveley Colliery, but production was possible for only thirty years and it closed leaving high unemployment and a ravaged landscape. An industrial estate was built immediately after the mine closure along with a proper landscape reclamation scheme in 1986 and the disused colliery and slag heaps were converted into the Severn Valley Country Park. 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... WWW.HIGHLEY.CO.NR The Severn Centre Highley is a large village in Shropshire, England, along the Severn Valley on the west bank of the River Severn and on the B4555 road. ... “Severn” redirects here. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


The landscape today consists of meadows, woods, ponds and wetlands with waymarked trails of short and longer lengths to encourage locals and visitors to explore the village's heritage fully. Every year a Miner's Memories Day is held at the Country Park Visitor Centre which permanently houses plenty of mine memorablia along with a cafe and indoor viewpoint over the valley. This display includes miners picks, spikes, crowbars, breathing equipment used in mines rescue, photos (often donated by local residents) and, very movingly, a certificate awarded to a local Alveley miner, who was surely representative of many, on achieving the milestone of "56 years service to the mine and his country".


In 2006 a new footbridge linking Alveley and Highley was opened in the Country Park. This replaced the previous 1930s built structure, which had become unsafe. The bridge provides access from Alveley to the Country Park Halt on the Severn Valley Railway, which is situated on the Highley side of the river. The riverbank is popular with fishermen, and a number of local private pools further serve the western Midlands angling fraternity. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... WWW.HIGHLEY.CO.NR The Severn Centre Highley is a large village in Shropshire, England, along the Severn Valley on the west bank of the River Severn and on the B4555 road. ... Country Park Halt is an unstaffed request stop on the Severn Valley Railway heritage line in Shropshire, situated near the west bank of the River Severn and a little to the north-east of the village of Highley. ... LMS Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-0 no. ... The West Midlands is an official Region of England, covering the western half of the Midlands. ... Angling is a method of fishing, specifically the practice of catching fish by means of an angle (hook). ...


Alveley has several historic pubs including the Three Horseshoes (1406). With a population of around 2000 and five drinking establishments (if you include the Working Men's Club and Mill Hotel), Alveley has the notable statistic of one pub to every 400 residents. Events Construction of Forbidden City begins in Beijing. ...


The village is further served by a large primary school, post office, newsagent and a couple of other small shops and eateries.


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Coordinates: 52°27′N, 2°21′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Alveley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (175 words)
Alveley is a village in south east Shropshire, England.
After 1986 the disused colliery and slag heaps were converted into a country park.
Alveley has several historic pubs including the Three Horseshoes (1406).
Alveley - 1871 (4699 words)
He and his Alveley born wife Sarah (daughter of John Lane) live at 9 Alveley with seven of their children; John (twenty) is a Tailor, Thomas (sixteen) is a labourer, Mary fourteen, William thirteen, Henry (known as Harry) is eleven, Frederick eight, and James six.
SCRIVEN SAMUEL, (born Alveley 1828- son of James and Mary Scriven) is a drainer (land drains).
THOMAS JOHN, (born Alveley- aged sixty-nine) is a farmer of 130 acres at Broadlane.
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