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
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.
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...
Positioned down a peaceful lane one mile outside the Shropshire town is Market Drayton Golf Club. Established in 1906 it is a beautiful course with elevations that afford spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
Santa and the Market Drayton Town Crier at Carols by the Canal 2011
Market Drayton streets, North Shropshire
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.