A collection of songs all of which have Shropshire connections, many local to the Ironbridge Gorge area.

A Shropshire Connection.


  • 1. The Severn Waterman. A true tale about John Lloyd, a barge skipper on The River Severn, who lived in Jackfield in the 1800's.

  • 2. Two Hills. This song relates how, according to folklore, local landmarks The Wrekin and The Ercall were formed.

  • 3. Coracle Men. The Rogers family of Ironbridge: Coracles, poaching and mischief.

  • 4. The Coalport Dodger. The steam train that ran from Coalport to Wellington.

  • 5. Mad Jack. The tale of Mad Jack Mytton from Halston Hall near Oswestry.

  • 6. The Blessing. This was inspired by my grandmother who delivered milk around the Lightmoor area in the early 1900's.

  • 7. The Nine Men of Madeley. A pit disaster at Brick Kiln Leasows Pit, Madeley that claimed nine lives in September 1864. The youngest 'man' was just twelve years old.

  • 8. Carpenter's Row. Several rows of houses were built by the Darbys for their workers in the early nineteenth century.

  • 9. The Chimneys of Plaish Hall. The story of elegant Tudor chimneys at Plaish Hall in Cardington and the gruesome tale behind them.

  • 10. Pink Giants. The iconic cooling towers of the Ironbridge 'B' power station. The power station and cooling towers have since been decommissioned and demolished.

  • 11. A Game of Cards. A man dropped dead in The Boat Inn, Jackfield when he discovered the stranger he had been playing cards with was, in fact, the devil.

  • 12. Hide and Seek. The sad story of two children lost to flood in Bridgnorth in the 1600's.

  • 13. Nellie in the Churchyard. An amusing folk tale from Wem.

  • 14. Ippikin. A robber knight who lived on Wenlock Edge.

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