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The Awesome Silence of the Infinite Skies
by Ade Morris
Edwardian daredevil Dolly Shepherd parachuted from hot air balloons, worked in a Wild West sharpshooting act, undertook the first mid air parachute rescue, drove munitions in France during WW1 and flew with the Red Devils in her nineties.
Her unusual life is the subject of this exciting audio drama, which features a local cast, who worked on the project with a professional director and playwright.
The Awesome Silence of the Infinite Sky is a Mantle Arts production, in partnership with Ashby Museum and was directed by Martin Berry.
Click here to listen to a clip from the CD.



Lucy Ryan and Lucas Pinfold, of Congerstone Primary School, with Sam  Armstrong of Griffydam Primary School are the lucky winners of this year’s Ian Clews Writing Competition, organised by Ashby Museum. The children were inspired to write after studying a passage from Sir Walter Scott’s ‘Ivanhoe’, which described an exciting jousting tournament taking place at Ashby. Presenting the budding authors with their prize money and certificates is Patricia Clews, vice-chairman of Ashby Museum
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