Much Wenlock is a small town and parish in Shropshire, situated on the A458 road between Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth. Nearby, to the northeast, is the Ironbridge Gorge, the new town of Telford; the civil parish includes the villages of Homer, Wyke and Bourton. The population of the civil parish, according to the 2001 census, was 2,605, increasing to 2,877 at the 2011 Census. Much Wenlock was the chief town of the ancient borough of Wenlock; the "Much" was added to the name to distinguish it from the nearby Little Wenlock, signifies that it is the larger of the two settlements. Notable historic attractions in the town are the Guildhall; the name Wenlock comes from the Celtic name Wininicas, meaning "white area", plus the Old English loca, meaning "enclosed place". The town was recorded in the Domesday Book as Wenloch; the Wenlock Olympian Games established by Dr William Penny Brookes in 1850 are centred in the town. Dr Brookes is credited as a founding father of the modern Olympic Games, one of the Olympic mascots for London 2012 was named Wenlock after the town.
Richard Fletcher mentions Much Wenlock as one of the possible locations where a Sub-Roman British Christian community may have survived the Anglo-Saxon occupation and integrated with the conquerors and influenced their culture. The town of Wenlock is known to have grown up around an abbey or monastery founded around 680 by Merewalh, a son of King Penda of Mercia, with the small town within its parish boundaries. King Penda installed his daughter Milburga as abbess in 687. Milburga of Wenlock was credited with many miraculous works; the abbey flourished until around 874. The Domesday Book of 1086 records the manor as'Wenloch' and forming part of the hundred of Patton, it was at this time a large settlement, with 73 households. The abbey is recorded in the book, separately. In the 11th century another religious house was built on the same site by Leofric, Earl of Mercia and Countess Godiva his wife. In the 12th century this was replaced by a Cluniac priory, established by Roger de Montgomerie after the Norman conquest, the ruins of which can still be seen and, now in the hands of English Heritage.
Early in the 12th century the hundred of Patton was merged with Culvestan to form the hundred of Munslow, but in 1198 Much Wenlock, together with the other manors held by Wenlock Priory, was transferred to the hundredal jurisdiction of the Liberty of Wenlock. In 1468 Edward IV granted the men of Much Wenlock a charter forming the Borough of Wenlock, at the request of Sir John Wenlock, "in consideration of the laudable services which the men of the town performed in assisting the king to gain possession of the crown." The charter was confirmed in 1547 by Henry VIII after Wenlock Priory was suppressed in the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539. The charter was again confirmed in 1631 by Charles I. Over the years the borough asserted jurisdiction over the liberty of Wenlock; the lands of the liberty included rural areas and a number of detached parts well outside the town, this resulted in an unusual, geographically dispersed borough. At its height, it was – by area – the largest borough in England outside London and encompassed several of the towns that now constitute Telford.
The borough had unusual boundaries, covering Much Wenlock itself, but Little Wenlock and Ironbridge, a total area of 71 square miles. In 1836 the borough was reformed as a municipal borough under the Municipal Corporations Act 1835, lost some of its rural areas and detached parts; the borough was further reduced in size in 1889, was abolished in 1966. 11-year-old Alice Glaston from Little Wenlock was hanged together with two men in Much Wenlock on 13 April 1546, for an unknown crime. She is the youngest known girl executed in Great Britain. Sir Thomas Wolryche, 1st Baronet was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons for Wenlock between 1621 and 1625, he fought in the Royalist army in the English Civil War. In 1611, Thomas Wolryche's father, had taken over the mortgage of the manor of Hughley, about 6 km from Much Wenlock; the debt was cleared in 1623 in return for the freehold of an estate of 1,400 acres. In the 19th century the town and much of the surrounding land came into the possession of James Milnes Gaskell, from his wife's family the Williams-Wynns.
James was MP for Wenlock for many years. His son Charles Milnes Gaskell restored the Priory lodging as a home with his wife Lady Catherine, daughter of the Earl of Portsmouth. There they entertained many famous people of the day, politicians and explorers, among them Thomas Hardy, Henry Adams, Henry James, Thomas Woolner, Henry Morton Stanley, Isabella Bird and Phillip Webb. Much Wenlock has become known as the birthplace of Wenlock Olympian Games set up by Dr William Penny Brookes and his Wenlock Olympian Society in 1850. In 1861 he was instrumental in setting up the Shropshire Games and in 1866, the National Olympian Games. Dr Brookes is credited as a founding father of the Modern Olympic Games. In 1890 it was the turn of the Raven Hotel to be the venue for the annual post Wenlock Olympian Games' dinner, Baron Pierre de Coubertin was the guest of honour. Copies of some of the WOS's archive images are on display in the hotel, including letters from Coubertin to Brookes; the Wenlock Olympian Games, a nine-day event staged on eight sites across Shropshire, are still held annually durin
Neen Sollars is a village and civil parish in south east Shropshire, England. It is situated close to the border with Worcestershire, three miles south of the small market town of Cleobury Mortimer. Other large local centres of population include Ludlow, situated 12 miles to the west, which has an estimated population of 10,500 and Kidderminster, located 12.5 miles to the north east in the county of Worcestershire, which has a population of over 55,000. The River Rea, known as the River Neen, flows by the village; the area surrounding Neen Sollars is pretty hilly, with maps showing several hills such as Neens Hill to the south and Birch Hill to the north. It is estimated that Neen Sollars lies between 70–100 metres above sea level; the village of Neen Sollars was known as Neen Baldwin until about the year 1200. The new name came about from the merging of two family names, Baldwin le Poer and De Solers, when Elena and Eustacia Baldwin were married to members of the Sollars family. There is the Live and Let Live, which serves food and real ale.
There is a Church of England church located within the village called All Saints. There is a phone box in the village. There was once a school situated within the village that served the children of Neen Sollars and the neighbouring village Milson. Entering the 20th century the villages were thriving agriculturally and the school had in excess of 60 children. However, when the advancements in farming techniques and technologies displaced many residents, the local populations diminished and the school closed in 1951; the closest primary school serving the village is three miles north in the small town of Cleobury Mortimer. Neen Sollars railway station closed in 1962 and the railway has been lifted; the nearest centre for bus and train services is situated in the town of Ludlow. Neen Sollars has roots dating from the time of the Saxons; the earliest recorded mention of Neen Sollars in English literature is in The Domesday Book in 1086. The first recorded owner of large estates in Shropshire, in particular the manor of All Saints located amongst the villages of Neen Sollars and neighbouring Milson, was Siward the Saxon.
According to the Domesday Book he appears to have held it from Osbern FitzRichard in the time of 1086. It was Osbern's grandson Osbern fitz Hugh; when two of the three Baldwin daughters married members of the De Solars family the village was formally known as Neen Sollars. The De Solars family owned land in Herefordshire and Sutton Frene near Hereford. In 1327 nineteen inhabitants were assessed for the King's Subsidy, which noted that "nearly all of whom were distinctly well-to-do". One of the men assessed to be the most wealthy, was John Corbet who held Tetneshull; the village is much based around agriculture and has been for many centuries. This can be proven by looking at a quote transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland, dating from 1868, that states Neen Sollars as being "wholly agricultural"; the geology of the area is described as being chiefly clay with a gravel subsoil. The farming industry has been a main sector of employment for the residents with the 1801 census showing that over 50% of the village's occupants were employed in agricultural activities.
There are still several farms located within the parish of Neen Sollars. The population of the village has never been high but it has fluctuated over the centuries; this is not an uncommon occurrence amongst small villages of this type. Dating from the 1801 census the population was recorded at 197. By the time the 1841 census came around the population had increased to 250. In John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, published between 1870–1872, the population was counted as 189; the overall trend has been a slow and steady decline in the number of residents living in the village. The most explanation for the decrease in population is the advances in farm technologies. Many jobs were lost when machinery was introduced more causing some people to leave in search of work. Listed buildings in Neen Sollars Media related to Neen Sollars at Wikimedia Commons
Neenton is a civil parish and small village in south east Shropshire, situated on the B4364 southwest of the market town of Bridgnorth. The Rea Brook/River Rea, known as the River Neen, flows by the village. There is a church on the corner of the B4364 passing through Neenton called the All Saints Church there is a public house open, called the Pheasant Inn. Data from the 1801 Census shows that Neenton's population was small with 120 persons, this population fluctuated insignificantly for the next 100 years, with its highest being 144. Data from the 1831 census shows that the main sector of employment for males aged over 20 was agricultural labourers, followed by farmers who employed the labourers; as the population was small agricultural labourers made up a fifth of the population. Due to the main employment sector being agricultural the predominant social class of the males in Neenton was labourers and servants, the second most common social class was employers and middling sorts. After 1901 the population declined.
The first Register extends from 1558 to 1663 and consists of 22 parchment pages, size about 22 inches by 6 1/2 inches, in a parchment cover. The second register extends from 1664 to 1721, which consists of 11 leaves of parchment, 13 inches by 5 1/2 inches, in a parchment cover; the third Register is a small thick quarto volume, measuring about 8 inches by 6 inches, more than one inch thick. The 2001 Census showed a slight increase in the population since 1831 where the population was 120 persons, the most recent census revealed that the population was 142 persons. There are 52 households living in Neenton, the majority consisting of one couple with dependent children as there is a school nearby in the town of Bridgnorth which children can go to from the age of 11, until 18; as a result, the predominant household is couples with dependent children, the main age group are persons aged between 24–44, followed by the age group 45–68, with the mean age of the population being 40.49 years of age.
The All Saints Church is located on the corner of the B4364 passing through Neenton. The church was rebuilt in a neo, or a pretend, 13th Century design in 1871 by Sir Arthur Blomfield, using ancient stone and has a turret containing two bells, its stained-glass east window, by Morris & Co. was unveiled in October 1921 as a memorial to three local men who died in World War I, among those named being Frank Amies whose family, resident in Neenton for nearly a century, made the pulpit and some important woodwork in the church, as well as the oak plaque to his own memory on the south wall. The Shropshire Family History Society was founded in 1979 to provide a meeting place in Shropshire for all those interested in Family History; the Society is now a Registered Charity with two thousand members worldwide, its membership is available to anyone, interested in family history. Neenton is one of the parishes, part of this society. Listed buildings in Neenton Media related to Neenton at Wikimedia Commons
A river mouth is the part of a river where the river debouches into another river, a lake, a reservoir, a sea, or an ocean. The water from a river can enter the receiving body in a variety of different ways; the motion of a river is influenced by the relative density of the river compared to the receiving water, the rotation of the earth, any ambient motion in the receiving water, such as tides or seiches. If the river water has a higher density than the surface of the receiving water, the river water will plunge below the surface; the river water will either form an underflow or an interflow within the lake. However, if the river water is lighter than the receiving water, as is the case when fresh river water flows into the sea, the river water will float along the surface of the receiving water as an overflow. Alongside these advective transports, inflowing water will diffuse. At the mouth of a river, the change in flow condition can cause the river to drop any sediment it is carrying; this sediment deposition can generate a variety of landforms, such as deltas, sand bars and tie channels.
Many places in the United Kingdom take their names from their positions at the mouths of rivers, such as Plymouth and Great Yarmouth. Confluence River delta Estuary Liman
Whitchurch is a market town in northern Shropshire, England. It lies 2 miles east of the Welsh border, 20 miles north of the county town of Shrewsbury, 20 miles south of Chester, 15 miles east of Wrexham. At the 2011 Census, the population of the town was 9,781. Whitchurch is the oldest continuously inhabited town in Shropshire, it is twinned with France. Although there is no written history of early times, there is evidence from various discovered artifacts that people lived in this area about 3,000 BC. Flakes of flint from the Neolithic era were found in nearby Dearnford Farm. A settlement founded by the Romans about AD 52–70 called Mediolanum, it stood on a major Roman road between Chester and Wroxeter, it was listed on the Antonine Itinerary but is not the Mediolanum of Ptolemy's Geography, in central Wales. Local Roman artefacts can be seen at the Whitchurch Heritage Centre. In 1066, Whitchurch was called Westune for its location on the western edge of Shropshire, bordering the north Welsh Marches.
Before the Norman conquest of England, the area had been held by Harold Godwinson. After the conquest, Whitchurch's location on the marches would require the Lords of Whitchurch to engage in military activity. There was a castle at Whitchurch built by the same Earl of Surrey, which would predate the birth of Ralph; the Domesday Book estimates that the property was worth £10 annually, having been worth £8 in the reign of Edward the Confessor. By the time it was recorded in Doomsday Book, Whitchurch was held by William de Warenne, 1st Earl of Surrey, Roger de Montgomery, it was part of the hundred of Hodnet. The surrounding hamlets became townships and Dodtune is now integrated into Whitchurch as Dodington; the first church was built on the hill in AD 912. After the Norman Conquest a motte and bailey castle and a new white Grinshill stone church were built. Westune became Album Monasterium; the name Whitchurch is from the Middle English for "White Church", referring to a church constructed of white stone in the Norman period.
The area was known as Album Monasterium and Blancminster, the Warennes of Whitchurch were surnamed de Albo Monasterio in contemporary writings. It is supposed that the church was built by 1st Earl of Surrey. In 1377 the Whitchurch estates passed to the Talbot family, it was sold by the Talbots to Thomas Egerton, from whom it passed to the earls of Bridgwater and to Earl Brownlow. The town was granted market status in the 14th Century; the replacement third church collapsed in July 1711 and the present Queen Anne parish church of St Alkmund was constructed to take its place. It was consecrated in 1713. William fitz Ranulf is the earliest individual of the Warenne family recorded as the Lord of Whitchurch, first appearing in the Shropshire Pipe Roll of 1176. In 1859, Robert Eyton considered it that Ralph, son of William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey, was the father of William and that he first held that title. However, other theories have been put forward. During the reign of Henry I in the 12th century, Whitchurch was in the North Division of Bradford Hundred which by the 1820s was referred to as North Bradford Hundred.
In the 18th Century many of the earlier timber-framed buildings were refaced in the more fashionable brick. New elegant Georgian houses were built in Dodington; as dairy farming became more profitable Whitchurch developed as a centre for Cheshire cheese production. Cheese fairs were held on every third Wednesday. Cheese and other goods could be transported to wider markets when the Whitchurch Arm of Thomas Telford's Llangollen Canal was opened in 1811; the railway station was opened in 1858 on the first railway line in North Shropshire, running from Crewe to Shrewsbury. On 23 November 1981, an F1/T2 tornado passed through Whitchurch as part of the record-breaking nationwide tornado outbreak on that day; the Whitchurch tornado was the longest-lived tornado of the entire outbreak, having first touched down 35 miles away in the south Shropshire village of Norbury. After passing through Whitchurch, the tornado dissipated. Whitchurch has its own town council, responsible for street lights and the civic centre, located in the centre of the town.
The council organises various events throughout the year including the Christmas Lights. The town is part of Shropshire Council, the local authority for Shropshire, it is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. The residents of Whitchurch elect three councillors to this council; the town is located within the North Shropshire parliamentary constituency. This constituency is rural with the main urban centres being Oswestry, Market Drayton and Whitchurch, it has been in existence since 1832 although it was abolished in 1885 but re-established in 1983. The residents of the constituency elect one MP who since 1997 has been Owen Paterson, a Conservative. There are over 100 listed buildings in Whitchurch, including the churches detailed in the religion section lower down. In the picture to the left is the street named Bargates. At the top on the left is St Alkmund's Church; this is followed by the former almhouses by Samuel Higginson. This is followed by the former girls' school founded by Jane Higginson and the old Whitchurch Grammar School, founded in 1548.
The grammar school building dates from 1708 (Grade II listed
The River Severn is the longest river in Great Britain at a length of 220 miles, the second longest in the British Isles after the River Shannon in Ireland. It rises at an altitude of 2,001 feet on Plynlimon, close to the Ceredigion/Powys border near Llanidloes, in the Cambrian Mountains of mid Wales, it flows through Shropshire and Gloucestershire, with the county towns of Shrewsbury and Gloucester on its banks. With an average discharge of 107 m3/s at Apperley, the Severn is by far the greatest river in terms of water flow in England and Wales; the river is considered to become the Severn Estuary after the Second Severn Crossing between Severn Beach, South Gloucestershire and Sudbrook, Monmouthshire. The river discharges into the Bristol Channel which in turn discharges into the Celtic Sea and the wider Atlantic Ocean; the Severn's drainage basin area is 4,409 square miles, excluding the River Wye and Bristol Avon which flow into the Severn Estuary. The major tributaries to the Severn are the Vyrnwy, Teme and Stour.
The name Severn is thought to derive from a Celtic original name *sabrinnā, of uncertain meaning. That name developed in different languages to become Sabrina to the Romans, Hafren in Welsh, Severn in English. A folk etymology developed, deriving the name from a mythical story of a nymph, who drowned in the river. Sabrina is the goddess of the River Severn in Celtic mythology; the story of Sabrina is featured in Milton's 1634 masque Comus. There is a statue of Sabrina in the Dingle Gardens at the Quarry, Shrewsbury, as well as a metal sculpture erected in 2013 in the town; as the Severn becomes tidal the associated deity changed to Nodens, represented mounted on a seahorse, riding on the crest of the Severn bore. The River Stour rises in the north of Worcestershire in the Clent Hills, near St Kenelm's Church at Romsley, it flows north into the adjacent West Midlands at Halesowen. It flows westwards through Cradley Heath and Stourbridge where it leaves the Black Country, it is joined by the Smestow Brook at Prestwood before it winds around southwards to Kinver, flows back into Worcestershire.
It passes through Wolverley and Wilden to its confluence with the Severn at Stourport-on-Severn. The River Vyrnwy, which begins at Lake Vyrnwy, flows eastwards through Powys before forming part of the border between England and Wales, joining the Severn near Melverley, Shropshire; the Rea Brook joins the Severn at Shrewsbury. The River Tern, after flowing south from Market Drayton and being joined by the River Meese and the River Roden, meets the Severn at Attingham Park; the River Worfe joins the Severn, just above Bridgnorth. The River Stour rising on the Clent Hills and flowing through Halesowen and Kidderminster, joins the Severn at Stourport. On the opposite bank, the tributaries are only brooks, Borle Brook, Dowles Brook draining the Wyre Forest, Dick Brook and Shrawley Brook; the River Teme flows eastwards from its source in Mid Wales, straddling the border between Shropshire and Herefordshire, it is joined by the River Onny, River Corve and River Rea before it joins the Severn downstream of Worcester.
Shit Brook near Much Wenlock was culverted to flow into the Severn. One of the several rivers named Avon, in this case the Warwickshire Avon, flows west through Rugby and Stratford-upon-Avon, it is joined by its tributary the River Arrow, before joining the Severn at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. The port of Bristol is on the Severn Estuary, where another River Avon flows into it through the Avon Gorge; the River Wye, from its source in Plynlimon in Wales, flows south east through the Welsh towns of Rhayader and Builth Wells. It enters Herefordshire, flows through Hereford, is shortly afterwards joined by the River Lugg, before flowing through Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth, southwards where it forms part of the boundary between England and Wales, it flows into the Severn near the town of Chepstow upstream of the Bristol Avon on the opposite bank. The River Usk flows into the Severn Estuary just south of Newport; the Rad Brook is a small river in England. It enters the River Severn there. Below is a list of major towns and cities that the Severn flows through: Through Powys: Llanidloes Newtown WelshpoolThrough Shropshire: Shrewsbury Ironbridge BridgnorthThrough Worcestershire: Bewdley Stourport-on-Severn Worcester Upton-upon-SevernThrough Gloucestershire: Tewkesbury Gloucester The Severn is bridged at many places, many of these bridges are notable in their own right, with several designed and built by the engineer Thomas Telford.
There is the famous Iron Bridge at Ironbridge, the world's first iron arch bridge. The two major road bridges of the Severn crossing link south eastern Wales with the southern counties of England. Severn Bridge — opened in 1966 carrying what is now the M48 Second Severn Crossing — opened in 1996 carrying the M4 motorwayPrior to the construction of the first bridge in 1966, the channel was crossed by the Aust Ferry. Other notable bridges include: Buttington Bridge — built in 1872 Montford Bridge — Thomas Telford's first bridge design, built between 1790 and 1792 Welsh Bridge — in the centre of Shrewsbury, built in 1795 at a cost of £8,000 English Bridge — in Shrewsbury and completed in 1774 by John Gwynn Atcham Bridges — the old one built in 1774, while the newer one in 1929 carries th
Wellington is a town in the unitary authority of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire and now forms part of the new town of Telford, with which it has become contiguous. The total town population of Wellington was 25,554 in 2011 making it by far the largest of the borough towns and the third largest town in Shropshire when counted independently from Telford. However, the town centre serves a greater area of 60,000, its name is most derived from that of a Saxon settler - Weola - whose farmstead would have been located somewhere in the centre of town near The Green. A church has stood near that site for 1000 years and a priest is mentioned in the Domesday Book; the original churchyard still remains. A new church, designed by George Steuart, was built in 1789. Wellington's first market charter was granted to Giles of Erdington, lord of the manor, is dated 1244 and a market still exists today; the market had an open-sided market hall by 1680 - and much earlier - but this was dismantled c.1805.
In 1841, a market company formed to purchase the market rights from Lord Forester in 1856. Several years in 1848, the company built a town hall with the butter market below, creating a permanent covered home for traders. In 1642 King Charles I stayed overnight'in the environs of' Wellington when on his way from Newport to Shrewsbury to rally support for his cause, while here he made his'Wellington Declaration' in which he said that he would uphold the Protestant Religion, the Laws of England, the Liberty of Parliament; the second Shropshire Olympian Games, organised by celebrated Olympic revivalist Dr William Penny Brookes, were held in Wellington in May 1861. To the north-east of the town is the site of Apley Castle a fourteenth-century fortified manor house, the remains of which were converted into a stable block with the building of a grand Georgian house, itself demolished in the 1950s; the surviving stable block retains some medieval features. Dawley New Town was designated by the Government in 1963, was expanded to encompass Wellington in 1968 under the new name of Telford, named for the great engineer and first county surveyor of Shropshire, Thomas Telford.
The creation of Telford has divided opinion in Wellington since, with some celebrating the jobs and investment it brought to the area and others bemoaning the negative impact on Wellington's own economy – as well as its status and sense of identity. The development of Telford Town Centre since the 1970s has hit Wellington's retail centre hard; the local football team had its name changed from Wellington Town to Telford United. Local politics left Wellington in conflict with Wrekin District Council for many years, with claims and counter claims of neglect. In more recent years, the Council has started making heavy investment to make improvements to the town. Chief amongst these has been the redeveloped Wellington Civic and Leisure Centre near the centre of the town, which has brought together the library, town council, swimming pool and gym, along with a new register office. 200 borough council officers are located at the new complex. The area's largest employers are located in nearby areas of Telford, with Wellington itself housing hundreds of small businesses in its shops and small manufacturing units.
A range of nationwide chains have branches in Wellington but over the last thirty years, many have shunned Wellington in favour of premises in Telford Centre. Wellington is one of the area's main centres for pubs and small hotels; the Wrekin, one of Shropshire's most famous landmarks, provides Wellington with a rolling green backdrop to the south-west. Located just two miles from the centre of the town, it brings tens of thousands of walkers and cyclists to Wellington every year. Located in the town's Victorian market hall, Wellington Market operates four days a week and houses over 100 stalls. A Farmers' Market takes place on the fourth Saturday of the month, bringing together several Shropshire food producers and retailers in the market's historic home of Market Square. A short walk from the centre of the town is Sunnycroft, a Victorian villa and mini-estate now owned and run by the National Trust; the New Buck's Head football stadium, home to A. F. C. Telford United, is in Wellington. Other sporting clubs include the Wellington Cricket Club in the Birmingham League Premier Division, Wrekin Golf Club.
Wellington is home to the Belfrey Theatre an amateur venue run by the Wellington Theatre Company which puts on an annual season of plays and other shows. The area's music and theatre groups host performances throughout the year, there are craft markets at both Belmont Hall and Christ Church. In March, the town marks Charter Day, when the 1244 charter is delivered by a messenger on horseback. A jury convenes in the Market Square to appoint the town crier, ale taster and market clerk for the year ahead. During the summer, around 40 events take place in and around the town, including the historically-inspired Midsummer Fayre, the town carnival and Lions Day at Bowring Park, the Wellington Walking Festival. Sounds in The Square brings live music to the heart of the town across weekends in July and August, various concerts and fetes complete the programme. Autumn kicks off with The Wrekin Barrel Race, when teams race to carry a nine-gallon beer barrel to the top of The Wrekin hill. October sees the arrival of The Wellington Arts Festival, the UK's largest free access festival with a wide range of e