Lying at the very edge os Shropshire, the village of Alberbury is almost lost in Wales. A tablet made of brass records that George IV when staying at Loton Park as Prince of Wales walked the half a mile to the village and then walking back again wearing a sprig of the first Oak tree he saw across the border. Today Loton Park is ften used for motor trials.
At the beginning of the tudor era, King Henry VII rewarded John Leighton with the village of Alberbury for his assistance in the Battle of Bosworth Field. Johns son was subsequently knighted by King VIII and Sir John's son married a cousin of Queen Elizabeth.