The Upton Cressett Blog

It's the Local Economy, Stupid !

15th August 2011

I spent yesterday morning walking along the ancient ridge at Meadowley, near my home at Upton Cressett, where the proposed wind turbines will desecrate the local landscape. From the top of the ridge, walking through golden wheat fields so high […]

Call to Arms: why a wind farm proposal near Upton Cressett has brought out the Don Quixote in me

10th August 2011

Our ancient parish of Morville, just west of Bridgnorth on the A458 Shrewsbury road, has no shops, or even a post-office – just the Acton Arms pub. For centuries the centre of village life has been based around Morville Hall […]

5am Commuter

28th July 2011

Following my blog confession that I am an occasional 5am commuter from the London ‘suburb’ of Wolverhampton to London Euston, I have started to think of myself as being a West Midlands Commuter Man. One of the greatest things about […]


19th March 2011

This year marks the 40th anniversary of our family living at Upton Cressett. When I took over the property in 2007, the house needed completely re-modernising, from new electrics to lime-plastering to new mullion windows, as well as installing central […]

Wanted: Elizabethan Players

18th March 2011

I’ve decided to put on some Elizabethan theatre this summer. After two years of building work, I need to get the house breathing, living and working again. Almost anytime you read an article on a property in Country Life or […]