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The Shrewsbury Folk Festival site. Photo: Drone Rangers

Shrewsbury Folk Festival postponed

Shrewsbury Folk Festival which was due to take place over the August bank holiday weekend has been postponed following the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Entertainment

Shrewsbury Folk Festival postponed

Shrewsbury Folk Festival which was due to take place over the August bank holiday weekend has been postponed following the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Entertainment

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