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During the 1200-1300 brought to Sweden by German immigrants it was a custom to bake white cookies and paint them as window decorations. The first documented trade of ginger bread cookies is dated to 1500's where they were sold in monastery pharmacies and town square farmers markets. 100 years later in the town of Market Drayton in Shropshire, UK is known for its gingerbread and this is proudly decreed on the welcome sign. The first recorded mention of gingerbread being baked in the to...

North Shropshire market town. MY Town... Located in North Shropshire, Market Drayton is a traditional Shropshire market town with origins dating back to before the Domesday book. Modern buildings in the town centre mix with fine examples of 17th century black and white constructions...

Marriotts Way - a 26 mile off-road trail which can be used by cyclists. It follows the route of two disused railway lines, running between Norwich and the market town of Aylsham, via Drayton, Lenwade, Cawston and Reepham. Some of it also forms part of SUSTRANS National Cycle Route No 1.

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The first settlers of Market Drayton, Shropshire built their church around the year 950AD. The ‘dray’ in the town’s name is related to the Saxon word ‘drag’ & suggests it was known as a place where boats had to be dragged over an obstruction or carts dragged up a hill. Residents from a wide area walked to St. Mary's Church on Sundays and did bartering in the shadow of the church, leading to Drayton's identity as a market town.

Market Drayton is famous as the home of Gingerbread, and as the birthplace of Robert Clive - Clive of India, he was educated at the Grammar School, founded in 1558, and his desk bearing his carved initials is still preserved.Photo of This is the Tudor House Inn in Market Drayton, Shropshire., by Jan Borgman - Pictures of England Royalty Free Stock Photos

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Market Drayton Town F.C.

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Man Spotted Using Tiny Tug Boat To Effortlessly Cruise Down The River - Last Monday UK-based Mick Carroll was passing through the town of Market Drayton when he spotted an unusual sight – a man cruising down the canal ...

Leek Town 0 Market Drayton Town 0. Leek Town overcame having a player sent off to hold Market Drayton Town to a goalless draw at Harrison Park last night. Defender Jon Beaumont was shown a straight...

he Battle of Blore Heath was one of the first major battles in the English Wars of the Roses. It was fought on 23 September 1459, at Blore Heath in Staffordshire, two miles east of the town of Market Drayton in Shropshire, England.

Match Highlights | Market Drayton Town 2 - 3 Stafford Rangers | 9-4-16