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Calendar of events 2018

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. WLSF AUTUMNWINTER 2018 2019

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

October 2018

1st              Darren Priday “The Dornier Bomber Restoration” – 7.30pm, Red House, Albrighton ADHS

3rd             AGM then Janet Doody “1918 The End of WW1″ -7.30pm, Broseley Social Club BLHS

4th             Hannah Squires “Women’s Suffrage” -7.30pm, St. Georges and Priorslee Parish Rooms, London Road WrHG

10th          Forum Meeting – 7.30pm Wellington Library WLSF

15th           Andy Wigley “Archaeology from the Air” -7.30pm Baptist Chapel, Water Lane, Newport NHS

16th           Meriel Lee and Sarah Davies “The Poor Law in Shropshire” – 01691653316 SFHS

17th           Dr Pat Bracegirdle (née Miles) “Dawley Girl writes book on Telford” – 7.30pm, Glass Classroom, Museum Offices, Coalbrookdale FIGMT

18th           Ray Farlow “Postcards from Wellington” -7.30pm, Wellington Library WHG

20th          World War One Showcase Day 10.00am-4.00pm The Shirehall. archives@shropshire.gov.uk SA

27th           Victoria County History Annual Lecture, Professor Peter Edwards “Horses in Early Modern Shropshire: for Service, for Pleasure, for Power?” Shrewsbury Baptist Church, 4 Claremont Street, Shrewsbury, 2.00pm, £5 donation requested.

27th          Ivor Brown Day In memory of mining expert Dr Ivor Brown. 9.00am to 5.00pm Glass Classroom, Museum Offices, Coalbrookdale. Cost £5, or with sandwich lunch £10. Book with Verity Jones, Friends’ Administrator. FIGMT/ Shropshire Caving and Mining Club.

30th           History Meeting – 8.00pm Britannia Inn, Aqueduct BAHS

November 2018

1st              Kate Croft “The Development of the Town of Telford” -7.30pm, St.Georges and Priorslee Parish Rooms, London Road WrHG

5th             Peter Brown “Lost Canals of Shropshire” -7.30pm, Red House, Albrighton ADHS

6th             “End of WW1; the Boys are Coming Home” Researching your Ketley connections. Venue TBC KHG

7th             Annual Joint Meeting – Neil Clarke “The Foresters” -7.30pm, Glass Classroom, Museum Offices, Coalbrookdale FIGMT/ BLHS

10th          3rd Annual Remembrance Walk with Lawley and Overdale Parish Council – 10.30am from Dawley Bank to Lawley. LO

11th          Service of Remembrance by the Aqueduct- Chapel Lane. 2.30pm BAHS

15th           Geoff Harrison “Preservation not Destruction” -7.30pm Wellington Library WHG

17th          Much Wenlock Charter Celebrations. Contact Much Wenlock Town Council www.muchwenlock-tc.gov.uk

19th           David Adams “The End of World War One” -7.30pm, Baptist Chapel, Water Lane, Newport NHS

20th           Graham Bradbury “Battles and Sieges of the Anglo-Boer War; the Role of the KSLI at the Battle of Paadeberg”- 01691 653316 SFHS

21st           Carol Pearce. “The Montgomeryshire Quakers and their links to Coalbrookdale” -7.30pm Glass Classroom, Museum Offices, Coalbrookdale FIGMT

23rd          Get Together History Meeting – 6.30pm – Lawley Community Centre LO

24th          Friends Annual Lecture. Dr Kate Croft “Health and Expedient: childcare and charity at the Shrewsbury Foundling Hospital, 1759-1771″ – Shropshire Archives, 10.30am, £5, For further details see www.friendsofshropshirearchives.org.uk FSA

December 2018

3rd             AGM then John Stretton “The story of 1918″ – 7.30pm, Red House, Albrighton ADHS

5th             Annual Dinner – 7.30pm , Broseley Social Club BLHS

6th             Members Social Evening WrHG

6th             AGM followed by Neil Clarke “Madeley’s Railways” – 7.00pm, Anstice Hall MLHP

8th             December Social – Adcote School – Bookings to David Pannett, Merton, Shepherds Lane, Bicton, Shrewsbury, SY3 8BT 01743 850773 or jessicapannett@hotmail.co.uk SAHS

11th           Glyn Bowen “Buses of Telford” – 2.30pm, Glass Classroom, Museum Offices, Coalbrookdale FIGMT

18th           History Meeting – 8.00pm, Britannia Inn, Aqueduct BAHS

18th           Dorothy Nicolle “All about Christmas, the History behind Seasonal Myths & Traditions – 01691 653316 SFHS

January 2019

TBC            New Year Get Together – Venue TBC KHG

2nd            Members Evening with photos & slides – 7.30pm Broseley Social Club BLHS

7th             Alistair Cook “The History of Weston Park House: Its Families and Treasures” -7.30pm, Red House, Albrighton ADHS

10th           Nigel Baker “City of Hereford’s many Hidden Historic Houses and Research into their History and Archaeology” -7.30pm, St. Georges and Priorslee Parish Rooms, London Road WrHG

12th           John Cherry “Shropshire Seals and Seal Matrices from the 12th to 18th Centuries” -2.30pm, The Shirehall. SAHS

15th          AGM then Janet Doody “1918 – A Significant Year – Armistice, Influenza and Votes for Women” -01691 653316 SFHS

16th          Forum Meeting – 4.00pm, at Wellington Library WLSF

17th           Allan Frost “More Lost Wellington” – 7.30pm, Wellington Library WHG

18th           Get Together History Meeting – 6.30pm, Lawley Community Centre LO

21st           Mike Moore “Snailbeach Lead Mine” – 7.30pm, Baptist Chapel, Water Lane, Newport NHS

23rd          Phil Smith TBA – 2.30pm, Glass Classroom, Museum Offices, Coalbrookdale FIGMT

February 2019

4th             Sarah Moody “Commonwealth War Graves Commission” – 7.30pm, Red House, Albrighton ADHS

5th             Wendy Palin “Kings Shropshire Light Infantry” – 7.00-9.00pm KHG

6th             Spencer Gavin Smith “(Almost) the Complete Archaeology of the Iron Bridge” – 7.30pm, Broseley Social Club BLHS

7th             Sarah Thursfield “An illustrated talk on Costume in Early Medieval Period” – 7.30pm, St. Georges and Priorslee Parish Rooms, London Road WrHG

9th             Dr Andy Wrigley “A Review of Recent Archaeological Investigations in Shropshire” – 2.30pm, The Shirehall. SAHS

19th           David Trumper “The Towns and Villages of North Shropshire” – 01691 653316 SFHS

20th           Ray Farlow “Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker” – 2.30pm, Glass Classroom, Museum Offices, Coalbrookdale FIGMT

21st           Three Voices “Memories of Wellington” – 7.30pm, Wellington Library WHG

26th           History Meeting – 8.00pm, Britannia Inn, Aqueduct BAHS

March 2019

4th             John Grayson “The History of Bilston Enamels” – 7.30pm, Red House, Albrighton ADHS

6th             Richard Sells “John Wilkinson Revisited” – 7.30pm, Broseley Social Club BLHS

7th             Dr Roger White “The Dig at Attingham on the Anglo-Saxon Site” – 7.30pm, St. Georges and Priorslee Parish Rooms, London Road WrHG

9th             Neil Clarke “Thomas Telford and the Holyhead Road in East Shropshire” – 2.30pm, The Shirehall SAHS

15th           Get Together History Meeting – 6.30pm, Lawley Community Centre LO

19th           Nigel Hinton “The Shrewsbury Drapers Company” – 01691 653316 SFHS

20th           Joanna Turska “Perceptions of Sustainability in a Heritage context” – 2.30pm, Glass Classroom, Museum Offices, Coalbrookdale. FIGMT

21st           Geoff Harrison “Sutherland Snippets” – 7.30pm, Wellington Library WHG

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
SGCG St Georges Community Group. Meets at Turnpike Court, New St, St Georges, between 1-4 pm.  Contact 07518 935844
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