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Calendar of events 2017

Note: Format is Date, Speaker, Subject – Society, Time, Location, Contact Number Please check with the organizers for any final arrangements. All are local Telford (01952) numbers unless another area code is given. For more information and list of abbreviations see Meeting Places. Some entries have more information on our News page. Please click link to get more information.

Alternatively, the Calendar is available to download in pdf format. Autumn Leaflet

Every Friday 2-4 pm & Sat 10-12noon, ‘Shifnal Local History Group welcomes you to their exhibition in the Fire Station, Shrewsbury Road, Shifnal. Free Admission 07791 294821
Do you need help with local or family history? Drop in to the Community History Centre at Wellington Library every Fri 11 am – 12:30 pm & Southwater Library Thur. 11 am – 12:30 pm

September 2017

2nd        History Day 11.00am -2.30pm Lawley Community Centre, Lawley LO Tel: 07432 408314
3rd         A Walk round Newport guided by Linda Fletcher (Newport History Society) WrHG   Tel: 613055
4th         Dorothy Nicholle “The History of the Pub Sign” 7.30pm   Red House, ADHS. Tel: 200359
5th         “Did the Industrial Revolution start at Ketley Works?’ 7.00pm Ketley Community Centre KHG Tel: 617029
6th         Vin Callcut “Birmingham-Home of Metal” BLHS Tel: 882495
7th/8th Heritage Open Days Behind the scene tours at Shropshire Archives. Free but booking essential. Tel: 0345 678 9096 SA
9th/10th Heritage Open Days at St James Church, Stirchley. 12.00 noon to 4.00pm BAHS Tel: 593968/ 595906
15th       Meeting, 6.30pm, Lawley Community Centre   LO Tel: 07432 408314
18th       Ken Jones “The Fall of Singapore 1942″ NDHS Tel: 810656
19th       Kate Croft “Healthy & Expediant – Childcare and Charity at Shrewsbury Foundling Hospital 1759-1772″ SFHS 01691 653316
20th       Neil Clarke “The Foresters” 7.30pm   Wellington Library WHG Tel: 402459
20th       Andy Rose and Katherine Petty “The Anstice. Great Building, Great History, Great Future” 7.30pm Glass Classroom, Museum Offices, Coalbrookdale. FIGMT Tel: 435900
23rd       AGM followed by Dr Sarah Thursfield “I was naked and you clothed me” 2.00pm The Shirehall, Shrewsbury SAHS Tel: 01743 236914
24th       Friends’ Annual Lunch in The Engine Shop with guest speaker Kate Clark, Chief Executive of CADW. 12.30 for 1.00pm. FIGMT Tel: 435900
27th       Wrekin Local Studies Forum quarterly meeting – Wellington Library, 7.30pm WLSF 07791 294 821
30th       Trip to Bishop’s Castle History Day   Community College, Bishop’s Castle, 10.00 to 4.00pm £10 (£15 with lunch) FSA

October 2017

2nd        Shane Kelleher “Industrial Archaeology at Ironbridge Gorge; Past, Present and Future” 7.30pm Red House ADHS. Tel: 200359
4th         Diana Clarke “WW1 Postcards: a personal collection” 7:30pm Broseley Social Club, BLHS Tel: 882495
5th         Gillian Reynolds “The emerging Heritage of Telford New Town” WrHG   Tel: 613055
14th       Dr Kate Andrew “A Thousand Years of Building with Stone” 2.30pm The Shirehall, Shrewsbury SAHS Tel: 01743 236914
16th       David Adams “Continuing David’s moving history of the First World War” NDHS Tel: 810656
17th       Roger West “A Meander through Hawkstone Park, Past & Present” SFHS 01691 653316
18th       Wendy Palin “A Wrekin Legacy” 7.30pm Wellington Library WHG Tel: 402459
18th       Suzi Heslan Curator of IGMT, Library and Archives. “Lord Byron in London” 7.30pm   Glass Classroom, Museum Offices, Coalbrookdale. FIGMT Tel: 435900
28th       Shropshire Victoria County History Annual Lecture with a talk by Dr Richard Hayman “River Histories: exploring the past on the Severn and Wye” Shrewsbury Baptist Church, Claremont Street, Shrewsbury 2.00pm £5 www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk/counties/shropshire
31st        Meeting 9.00pm, Britannia Inn, Aqueduct.   BAHS Tel: 593968/595906

November 2017

1st          Annual Joint Meeting with FIGMT and BLHS with a talk by Jim Clarke “Archaeologists-Heroes or Villains?” 7.30pm   Glass Classroom, Museum Offices, Coalbrookdale.
1st         500th Anniversary of Reformation, SHG, 6:30 pm, St Andrews Church – see Reformation 500 Shifnal for details.
2nd        Kate Croft “The Adventurous History of Sabrina Sydney 1757-1843″ WrHG Tel: 613055
6th         Pat Bickford (Mistress Pat from Moseley Old Hall) “Tudor and Stuart Medicine & Surgery” 7.30pm, Red House ADHS. Tel: 200359
7th         “Researching your Ketley Connections” 1.30-3.30pm Ketley Community Centre KHG   Tel: 617029
11th       2nd Remembrance Walk 11.00am outside Morrisons. LO Tel: 07432 408314
11th       Dr Nigel Baker “LiDAR and the medieval landscape of Attingham Park and its surroundings” 2.30pm The Shirehall, Shrewsbury SAHS   Tel: 01743 236914
12th       Aqueduct Remembrance Service 2.30pm BAHS Tel: 593968/595906
15th       Allan Frost “Wellington’s Old Shops and Streets” 7.30pm Wellington Library WHG Tel: 402459
17th       Meeting 6.30pm Lawley Community Centre. LO   Tel: 07432 408314
18th       Friends Annual Lecture – Dr Roger Bruton “The Shropshire Enlightenment” Shropshire Archives, 10.30am £5 For details – www.friendsofshropshirearchives.org.uk
20th       Keith Cattell   “Our Victorian Architectural Heritage.” NDHS Tel: 810656
21st        Graham Bradbury “The Life & Times of a British Soldier during the Anglo-Boer War” SFHS 01691 653316

December 2017

2nd        Winter Social Event The Isle House, Isle Lane, Bicton. SAHS Advance booking to David Pannett, Merton, Shepherds Lane, Bicton, Shrewsbury, SY3 8BT, or Tel: 01743 850773 or jessicapannett@hotmail.co.uk
4th         AGM and either talk or a quiz. 7.30pm Red House. ADHS Tel: 200359
6th         Annual Dinner. 7.30pm Broseley Social Club, BLHS   Tel: 882495
7th         AGM 7.00pm Anstice Memorial Hall, Madeley. MLHP Tel: 567288
7th         Christmas Social WrHG Tel: 613055
12th       Christmas Meal at Rose Manor, Ketley. 12.30pm for 1.00pm Pre-booking necessary. KHG   Tel: 617029
15th       Ray Farlow “Historic postcards of Shropshire – images across the whole of Shropshire, covering towns, countryside, industry and events” 2.30pm Glass Classroom, Museum Offices, Coalbrookdale. FIGMT Tel: 435900
18th       Christmas at the Swan, Newport. NDHS Tel: 810656
19th       Meeting 9.00pm   Britannia Inn, Aqueduct. BAHS Tel: 593968/595906
19th       Mike Bradbury “A Ruddy Awful Waste” – the Life of Flt Lt Eric Lock, DSO DFC and Bar” SFHS 01691 653316

January 2018

3rd         Ron Miles “Blists Hill from Day One” 7.30pm Broseley Social Club, BLHS Tel: 882495
10th       Wrekin Local Studies Forum quarterly meeting – Wellington Library 4.00pm
WLSF   07791 294 821
11th       Sue Jackson “Anniversary of Drakes Round World Voyage” WrHG   Tel: 613055
13th       Andrew Pattison “William Hazledine and John Simpson – Telford’s right hand men.” 2.30pm The Shirehall, Shrewsbury SAHS Tel: 01743 236914
15th       Allan Frost “600 Years of Crimes and Punishments.” NDHS Tel: 810656
16th       Annual General Meeting followed by Janet Doody “For King and County, yes County!” Discovering those who stayed behind to serve their country in WW1 SFHS   01691 653316
19th       Meeting 6.30pm Lawley Community Centre. LO Tel: 07432 408314
22nd      Cathryn Walton “Hidden Lives-The Story of Leek’s Extraordinary Embroiderers” 7.30pm Red House ADHS Tel: 200359
24th       John Freeman “Wappenshall Junction & the Shrewsbury & Newport Canals” 2.30pm Glass Classroom, Museum Offices, Coalbrookdale. FIGMT Tel: 435900

February 2018

1st          Keith Cattell “The Englishman’s Castle is his Home” WrHG Tel: 613055
5th         Simon Briercliff “The Story of Carribee Island, Wolverhampton.” 7.30pm Red House ADHS Tel: 200359
6th         “Researching your Ketley Connections” 1.30-3.30pm Ketley Community Centre KHG Tel: 617029
7th         Shane Kelleher. “Archaeology of the Jackfield Stabilisation Project.” 7:30pm, Broseley Social Club, BLHS Tel: 882495
10th       Nick Marshall “Samuel More – Hero or Villain?” 2.30pm The Shirehall, Shrewsbury SAHS Tel: 01743 236914
19th       Alan Heighway “Captain Webb; first Channel swimmer.” NDHS Tel: 810656
20th       Ian Cripps “A History of Besford House, Shrewsbury” SFHS 01691 653316
21st        Traci Dix-William, Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust   “It all started with a “Message on a Bottle” 2.30pm Glass Classroom, Museum Offices, Coalbrookdale. FIGMT   Tel: 435900
27th       AGM and regular Meeting, 9.00pm Britannia Inn, Aqueduct. BAHS Tel: 593968/595906

March 2018

1st          Dr Penny Brookes, Wenlock Olympian Society   WrHG Tel: 613055
3rd         Community History Day in conjunction Wellington Charter Day
5th         Andy Wigley “The View From Above: Recent Archaeological Ariel Photography Over Shropshire” 7.30pm Red House ADHS Tel: 200359
7th         Andrew Pattison “William Hazledine; Ironmaster Extraordinary” 7:30pm Broseley Social Club, BLHS Tel: 882495
10th       Dr Jeff Sumbler “Child Poverty in Victorian Shropshire” 2.30pm The Shirehall, Shrewsbury SAHS Tel: 01743 236914
19th       Brian Nelson, Newport and Shrewsbury Canal Trust. NDHS Tel: 810656
20th       Chris and Judy Rouse “The Railway Navvies – Building the Crimean Railway” SFHS 01691 653316
21st        Rev. Richard Hayes “Lord Hill and his involvement in the Napoleonic Wars, with a brief introduction on Columns in general as monuments to historic personages and events” 2.30pm Glass Classroom, Museum Offices, Coalbrookdale. FIGMT Tel: 435900
23rd       Meeting 6.30pm Rock Methodist Chapel & Sunday School, Rock Road LO Tel: 07432 408314

April 2018

April 2018
5th         George Nash “A journey into the history of a medieval hamlet: Result of the Tilley Timber Project” WrHG Tel: 613055
11th       Wrekin Local Studies Forum quarterly meeting – Wellington Library 7.30pm
WLSF   07791 294 821
14th       Dr Judith Everall “Shropshire Victoria County History Update” 2.30pm The Shirehall, Shrewsbury SAHS Tel: 01743 236914
18th       The Coalbrookdale Archives Lecture to be given by former TDC Archivist, Sula Rayska. 7.30pm Glass Classroom, Museum Offices, Coalbrookdale FIGMT   Tel: 435900

Details of Societies

Abbreviations, normal meeting place, time and contact phone no.

(01952 unless shown otherwise)

ADHS Albrighton & District Historical Society. Meets at Red House, High St, Albrighton at 7.30pm. Contact 01902 374889
ALH Aqueduct Local History. Meets at Britannia Inn, Aqueduct at 9pm. Contact 593968
BLHS Broseley Local History Society. Meets at Broseley Social Club at 7.30 pm. Contact 504135
FIGMT Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. Normally meets at Glass Classroom, Coalbrookdale Check event for Time. Contact 435900
FSA Friends of Shropshire Archves. Meets at Shropshire Archives, Castle Gate, Shrewsbury. Contact 01743 255350
IAS Ironbridge Archaeology Seminar Series. Meets at Museum of the Gorge, Ironbridge at 6pm. Contact 435946
KHG Ketley History Group. Meets at Ketley Community Centre. Contact 252459 or 617029
LO Lawley & Overdale Local History Group. Meets at Lawley Community Centre 6:30 pm Contact 07432 408 314
MHG Madeley History Group. Meets at Jubilee House, High St, Madeley. Contact 567288
NDHS Newport & District History Society. Meets at Baptist Church, Water Lane, Newport at 7.30pm. Contact 810656
SAHS Shropshire Archaeological & Historical Society, meets in Shirehall, Shrewsbury at 2.30pm. Contact 01743 254622
SFHS Shropshire Family History Society. Meets at The Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses SY5 6JH , at 7pm, Contact 01691 653316
SLHG Shifnal Local History Group Meets at The Old Fire Station, Shrewsbury Rd. Contact 07791 294821
TWLS Telford & Wrekin Library Service. Contact 382992
WHG Wellington History Group. Meets at Wellington Library at 7.30 pm. Contact 299699
WrHG Wrekin Historical Group. Meets at St Georges Parish Council Room, London Rd, St Georges at 7.30pm. Contact 613055
WW Wrockwardine Wood & Trench. Meets at the Parish Centre, Church Rd, Wrockwardine Wood at 7pm. Contact 605391