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.

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.

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...

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...

September 12. Visited Market Drayton today. Walked by info about Clive of India, who may have brought ginger to MD, hence it's 'home of gingerbread'. Accident involving 2 cars just outside our house, police and dogs called, no injuries, minor traffic delays.

September 12. Visited Market Drayton today. Walked by info about Clive of India, who may have brought ginger to MD, hence it's 'home of gingerbread'. Accident involving 2 cars just outside our house, police and dogs called, no injuries, minor traffic delays.

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

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

Santa and the Market Drayton Town Crier at Carols by the Canal 2011

Santa and the Market Drayton Town Crier at Carols by the Canal 2011

In Medieval England gingerbread was thought to have medicinal properties. One hundred years later the town of Market Drayton in Shropshire, UK became known for its gingerbread, as is proudly displayed on their town's welcome sign.

In Medieval England gingerbread was thought to have medicinal properties. One hundred years later the town of Market Drayton in Shropshire, UK became known for its gingerbread, as is proudly displayed on their town's welcome sign.

1969, Market Drayton Town F.C. (England) #MarketDraytonTownFC #England #UnitedKingdom (L16455)

1969, Market Drayton Town F.C. (England) #MarketDraytonTownFC #England #UnitedKingdom (L16455)

Man Spotted Using Tiny Tug Boat To Effortlessly Cruise Down The River | Bored…

Man Spotted Using Tiny Tug Boat To Effortlessly Cruise Down The River | Bored…

One foodstuff you'll find a lot of is gingerbread. Market Drayton is its spiritual home, and it's been baked in the town for over 200 years to a traditional and closely guarded secret recipe.

One foodstuff you'll find a lot of is gingerbread. Market Drayton is its spiritual home, and it's been baked in the town for over 200 years to a traditional and closely guarded secret recipe.

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...

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...

Last Monday, as he passed through the north England town of Market Drayton, Mick Carroll saw something unusual coming towards him. An older gent was merrily cruising down the canal with the help of a small remote-controlled tug boat. Carroll snapped a few photographs and posted on Facebook: "Dont ya just love eccentric’s. Seen this fella as we were passin thru Market Drayton gettin pulled along by a remote control tug. Brilliant." According to Carroll's post, the man shouted to Carroll…

Guy Crosses Paths with Eccentric Older Man Using a Mini Tug Boat to Easily Sail Downriver

Last Monday, as he passed through the north England town of Market Drayton, Mick Carroll saw something unusual coming towards him. An older gent was merrily cruising down the canal with the help of a small remote-controlled tug boat. Carroll snapped a few photographs and posted on Facebook: "Dont ya just love eccentric’s. Seen this fella as we were passin thru Market Drayton gettin pulled along by a remote control tug. Brilliant." According to Carroll's post, the man shouted to Carroll…

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.

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.

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