ORGANISERS of an eco-fair at Whittington Castle that promoted protecting the environment say they believe they have managed to successfully get their message across.

Victors flocked to the castle for the two day-event of talks, demonstrations, money saving tips, feedback on environmental priorities and a people’s assembly.

Jonjo Evans, chairman of the Castle's trustees and its eco group said he believed that Whittington Castle’s Green Fair was a 'great success' which he believes made an impact on those who attended.

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"We most definitely struck a chord and could not have been more delighted with the contribution to and feedback after our second Green Fair," he said.

"From a kitchen@thecastle menu based around foraged items, a river simulation, eco-friendly projects, block printing, hand made bird boxes, darning mushrooms to up cycling clothes there was something for everyone.

"We were especially impressed by the young people we met. If we have more like Imogen, aged only five, and Ethan, we will be in good hands.

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"Our quiz proved to be a real eye-opener and lifestyle changer.

"I am sure the length of time people spend in the shower will now significantly reduce."

Jonjo added that a survey into how to support the environment locally was undertaken and that the Castle's eco group will be looking to share the results soon.

He said: "Visitors were also invited to prioritise a number of activities to support the environment in north Shropshire/Welsh borders.

"These ranged from better education, incentives for car sharing, more allotments and achieving zero carbon status.

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"The results are currently being analysed and will be shared in due course.

"More than 30 money saving tips were suggested proving that we are already doing much to protect the environment and save money."

The Castle is already planning its 2023 event and invites interested participants to get in touch by emailing

Jonjo added: "We will be putting our environment quiz on our Facebook page at"

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