The show of appreciation took place at 8pm yesterday and saw fireworks take to the sky as part of 'clap for our carers' to show support for health workers battling the spread of the coronavirus.
Hundreds of people across Shropshire took part in the tribute, joining thousands of Britons across the country.
And social media was flooded with posts of people showing their gratitude towards those on the frontline of the disease.
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), which runs Shropshire's two acute hospitals, posted on Twitter: "So much love for the NHS and our colleagues here at SaTH.
"Thank you so much, it really does make a difference."
West Midlands Ambulance Service, which covers Shropshire, said: "That was an absolutely incredible 60 seconds that will live long in the memory of all NHS staff.
"So much noise, cheering and clapping – we are truly humbled."
Wow! Wow! Wow! That was an absolutely incredible 60 seconds that will live long in the memory of all NHS Staff. So much noise, cheering and clapping - we are truly humbled.— West Midlands Ambulance Service #HelpUsHelpYou (@OFFICIALWMAS) March 26, 2020
If you took part and took pictures or videos, we would love to see them! pic.twitter.com/h6ogWrQmGJ
People took part from Ludlow, south of the county, to Whitchurch in the north.
Shropshire Councillor for Ludlow, Andy Boddington, said: "I have never experienced anything like that.
"When I stepped out into the dark, there was no one around.
"Seconds later there was a growing applause from all the streets around.
"It was really emotional, just the right thing to do."
I have never experienced anything like that. When I stepped out into the dark, there was no one around. Seconds later there was growing applause from all the streets around. Shouts. Whistles. Cheers. It was really very emotional, Just the right thing to do #ClapForOurCarers— Andy Boddington (@andybodders) March 26, 2020
Explaining the reason behind the national show of appreciation, Gloria Partridge, from Shrewsbury, said: "I will be doing it because we need all the key workers more so at this time.
"They are always there for us regardless of the situation they may be in.
"They work silently and it is so important that they know how very much they are appreciated."
Unsurprisingly, one voice that could be heard above the rest was Shrewsbury's town crier Martin Wood.
Among the claps and cheers, fireworks could be seen lighting up the sky in Shrewsbury, Telford and other areas across the county.
Whether it be Shropshire's major towns or small villages, the sound of residents' cheers could be heard even in the most rural of places.
Including in Much Wenlock, where Shropshire Councillor David Turner said cheers could be heard travelling across fields.
He said: "The whoops and cheers floated across the fields to us, thanking all of the carers, nurses, doctors, paramedics and staff of the NHS. Thank you!"
Telford & Wrekin Council leader Shaun Davies said: "Amazing! Street full of clapping hands and even fireworks. I love Telford and Wrekin."
Amazing!!!!!— Shaun Davies (@CllrShaunDavies) March 26, 2020
Street full of clapping hands and even fireworks!!!
I love Telford and Wrekin!!! ❤️🥰
Other branches of the emergency services also joined the collective round of applause.
Telford First Responders posted on Twitter: "Lots of clapping and even fireworks in Woodside!
"It's great to hear people are still in good spirits and a massive thank you to all those keeping us safe."
See more response to 'clap for carers' from around the county below:
A huge thank you to our amazing partners @NHSuk— Chief Superintendent Tom Harding (@CSuptHarding) March 26, 2020
Working with you everyday I know how incredible you are and at times like this I would not want my family to live anywhere else 👌
You are currently caring for my Nana, I thank you with all my 💖 #clapforourcarers #clapforNHS pic.twitter.com/ly5Hgawnur
At 8pm this evening people joined each other in clapping safely from their homes as loud as they could to celebrate those in our NHS who are helping keep us safe 👏🏻👏🏽👏🏼👏👏🏻👏🏿— Telford & Wrekin Council (@TelfordWrekin) March 26, 2020
Here’s an example from Wellington 🎆
Did your street join in?#ClapForCarers #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/6ocFgJ8AEj
Our street and opposite was amazing tonight 🥰 clapping and cheering 👏🏻🥳 for those who care for us Doctors, nurses, care and ancillary workers etc in our beloved NHS we even had fireworks 💥 thank you St Georges and everywhere across the IK same time next Thursday #NHSheroes— Richard Overton 🏴 (@Rich4StGeorges) March 26, 2020
Showing love and appreciation to @OFFICIALWMAS @NHS @NHSuk @sathNHS fighting the good fight for us all.The whole countries behind you guys. Team C & @ShrewsburyCops #COVID2019 #ClapForCarers #heros #onefamily #StayHomeSaveLives#clapforourcarers@UKCopHumour @ShropshireStar pic.twitter.com/3TLmGOF8w7— OPU Shropshire (@OPUShropshire) March 26, 2020