Shropshire Day: Feast of St Milburga

23 February 2023 all-day

Shropshire Day falls on the feast day of St Milburga, abbess of Wenlock Priory , who died on 23 February 715.

The saint was revered for having the gift of healing and restoring sight.

The town of Much Wenlock thus became a place of pilgrimage, with visitors flocking to St Milburga’s Well seeking cures for their ailments.