Albrighton & District Historical Society

Albrighton LogoThe Society inaugurated in 1969 exists to foster an interest in the histories of Albrighton and its sister village Donington, together with surrounding communities. Nine meetings are held per year, in Albrighton’s High Street Red House, on the first Monday of every month at 7:30 pm, except from June to August.

Sessions consist of talks on aspects of local history, given by visiting speakers and members of the society, usually illustrated by screened transparencies.

The average attendance per meeting is 40-50 members and visitors can pay £2.00 at the door.

Several organized tours are arranged to places of historical interest every year.

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Programme for 2017.

January 23rd*: David Carrington: ‘A Medieval Murder’ * Note later date due to Bank Holiday

February 6th Janet Doody: ‘Thomas Parker Electrical Manufacturer’ The story of an incredible local inventor, entrepreneur and scientist.

March 6th: Saraid Jones: ‘The Treasures of Attingham Park’

April 3rd: Christine Bernath, curator of the KSLI regimental museum Shrewsbury Castle. ‘A History of the Salop County Regiments’

May22nd John Stretton Chairman ADHS ‘On the Home front and Frontline; the story of 1917’     Note later date due to Bank Holiday

June: Trip to Shrewsbury, details TBC

September 4th: Dorothy Nicholle: ‘The History of the Pub Sign’

October 2nd: Shane Kelleher, Archaeologist for the Ironbridge Gorge museums: ‘Industrial Archaeology at Ironbridge Gorge. Past, Present and Future’

November 6th: Pat Bickford (Mistress Pat from Moseley Old Hall) Tudor and Stuart Medicine & Surgery

December 4th: AGM and either talk or a quiz