Last month, Dick Turpin Cottage was again awarded the Visit England Five Star Gold Award. It’s the highest possible rating that can be given.
Remarkably, the cottage has managed to attain the very highest tourist board award for the every one of the past 20 years.
The photo, from July 1996, shows Sir William Lawrence, then Chairman of the Heart of England Tourist Board, presenting the first of 20 annual gold awards to Roger Wren, owner of Dick Turpin Cottage. Also pictured is Jackie Brooks who then worked for Shropshire Tourism.