The High Sheriff of Shropshire

The High Sheriff of Shropshire

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R J B Bland Esq, High Sheriff of Shropshire 2014-15

Sunday, 3rd August WW1 Commemoration Service at Shrewsbury Abbey

A moving commemoration service took place at Shrewsbury Abbey, The Abbey Church of St. Peter and St. Paul  in the parish of The  Holy Cross, commemorating the outbreak of the the First World War. The High Sheriff and his wife, along with the Lord-Lieutenantand and The Hon Lady Heber-Percy, the Mayors of Shrewsbury and Telford and… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Thursday 1st May. Shrewsbury Children’s Bookfest

An extraordinary Bookfest event was held at St Chad’s Church where the ‘Book Award 2014’ ceremony took place , involving about a 1000 pupils from 32 primary schools around Shropshire. The children were given the chance to read, discuss and review a shortlist of 6 children’s books, chosen by them, which were written in the… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Tuesday 29th April. Morville Primary School

The High Sheriff attended Morville C of E Primary School, near Bridgnorth, to see the school’s excellent facilities and to meet Di Malyon : acting Headmistress;  Sue Blackburn: newly appointed Head Mistress;  Sian Lines: Hereford Diocese;  Hugh Patterson: Morville Vicar;  Sue Tounsley: Chair of Governors;  Fiona Thompson: Governor. Morville School is moving from the Local… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Monday, 12th May Presentation of a New Queen’s Colour for the No. 1 School of Technical Training, RAF Cosford

The High Sheriff and his wife were invited to RAF Cosford to attend the Presentation of the New Queen’s Colour by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. The unwelcome cold, drizzly weather did not dampen the spirits of all the Personell marching in groups of ‘flights’ made of trainees from across the aircraft trades, parading… :—-> Read Full Article Here

9th May, 2014 ‘Young Enterprise’ Awards Ceremony

An immensely inspiring and fulfilling evening of Achievement Awards Ceremony was given by ‘Young Enterprise’ and held at the Park Inn, Telford, where a huge number of schools and colleges from all over the county had contributed to an initiative to encourage the start up of businesses.’Young Enterprise’ is an educational/business charity that runs a… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Sunday, 27th April. Shropshire Borders Scout District St George’s Day Celebration Sunday

It was with great pleasure that the High Sheriff accepted an invitation to a St George’s Day Celebratory Scout Parade, encompassing the Shropshire Borders Scout District. The ‘District’ covers a large area of north Shropshire with over 1,300 Beaver, Scout and Explorere members, to include girls s well as boys, with 450 adults volunteers running… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Saturday, 26th April. Thanksgiving And Installation of Korean Panel

A moving ceremony to commemorate the fallen soldiers of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry during the 1950-53 Korean War was held at St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury on Sunday, 26th April, 2014.The Korean War, often referred to as ‘the forgotten war’,was a battle between Chinese backed communists and the coalition forces of the post WW2 newly… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Rotary Presentation

The High Sheriff was kindly invited by Mr Lindsay Bashford, Honorary Secretary, to attend a presentation evening given by The Market Drayton Rotary Club. He was welcomed by their President Mr Jim Grant who, in the course of the evening, presented cheques to a variety of major charities they support, namely ‘Help for Heroes’, ‘The… :—-> Read Full Article Here

High Sheriff’s Declaration Ceremony

The Ceremony to install Robert Bland DL as the new High Sheriff of Shropshire was held in the presence of The Honourable Mr Justice Barling at the High Sheriff’s Installation Ceremony held at St Peters Church, Cound, near Shrewsbury on 5 April 2014.