- Edgmond, Shropshire
Harper Adams University Collegeis in Edgmond. Here on 10 January 1982 the English lowest temperature weather record was broken (and is kept to this day): -26.1°C.
The village has two pubs (the Lion and [http://www.thelambedgmond.co.uk the Lamb] ), a church, and a
post office(as well as other small businesses). The university college has accommodation in the village, where many international students stay. The main subjects taught at the college are related to agriculture and much research is done there.
There is a
recreationfield called simply "The Playing Fields", where there are Sunday cricketgames, pub football matches, and a playgroundfor young children. The village also has many areas for walking and bikingincluding an area called the Rock Hole, an old sandstone quarry from which the rock used to build the local church was taken Fact|date=August 2008.
Also popular is the canal walk, which leads down to the local town of Newport along the old canals. The canals are now often used for fishing competitions. There has been much speculation about the possibility of reopening the old
Shrewsbury and Newport Canalroute [www.bbc.co.uk/shropshire/features/2002/07/canals_01.shtml [http://www.bbc.co.uk/shropshire/features/2002/07/canals_01.shtml] ] .
There is a church and school in Edgmond. The church is dedicated to St.Peter and is in the
Lichfield diocese. There is also a primary schoolcalled St.Peters.
The name Edgmond comes from the anglo Saxon for edge of marsh.
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