The Village of Whixall, Shropshire, UK.

The radio station is located in the village of Whixall  (click here to view location maps). Whixall is a very old village and was mentioned in the 11th century Doomsday Book. Whixall is quite unusual as it is not a traditional english village with with settlement clustered around a picturesque village green but it is very "spread out" covering a wide area, in fact there is nearly 100 Kms of road around Whixall (although some are very narrow!).

The population of Whixall is approximately 900 plus lots of farm animals!

Here are a few photographs taken around the village.

The whole area is surrounded by farm land. Mainly Holstein Friesan dairy cows, beef cattle and sheep (especially during the winter months when they are brought down from the Welsh Hills). However since the turn of the century much land has been sold to "horsey" types and there is now a lot of horses grazing! (we've got two!)

A popular spot our village "pub", The Waggoners Inn but known locally simply as "The Wagon". The pub burnt to the ground in January 2008.....obviously we hope it is rebuilt and opens soon! Sadly we are still waiting for it to be rebuilt in 2013!!!

The Shropshire Union Canal passes through Whixall and many holiday makers moor here for the night and wander down the lane to "The Waggon" for  a few pints and something to eat.

The canal is crossed by a number of interesting lift bridges.

A short branch of the canal (the Prees branch) leads to the Whixall Marina.

The canal passes the Whixall Moss, This is a raised peat bog and designated SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and NNR (National Nature Reserve), it is managed by Natural England. The "Moss" is a vast area with much interesting flora and fauna. Click here for further information.

Whixall School, our local primary school, it has a tremendous reputation and has received excellent OFSTED reports.

Whixall Bowling Club (crown green), a very popular club indeed, the club has teams in a number of leagues and they have a licensed bar!!

The local church

The war memorial to locals that fell in the First and Second World Wars

This was once the second Whixall School but the building has been converted and is now known as the "Whixall Social Centre" (The Village Hall)

Designed and made locally this Millennium Weather Vane is now on top of the Social Centre.

A group of villagers have created these maps as a "millennium project", the one on the left is a photo collage and the one one the right is made of ceramics, both are on display in the Social Centre.