Shropshire town, 11 miles E of Shrewsbury.
Busy town, traditionally the capital of the east Shropshire industrial district.
Patrick Bronte (1777-1861) was curate at All Saints' Church in 1809 before moving to Yorkshire.
Philip Larkin (1922-1985) the highly acclaimed poet began his career in librarianship at Wellington from 1943 to 1946.
William Vincent Moorhouse (early 19th century) lived here and his poems were published by Houlstons of Market Square.
Mary Martha Sherwood (1775-1851) had a long association with Houlstons who published many of her moral tales for children.
Hesba Stretton (1832-1911), best selling author of children's stories, was born in New Street and educated at the Old Hall School.
Location map of Wellington courtesy of Streetmap.co.uk
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