WLSF Research

WLSF Research

The Wrekin Local Studies Forum has sponsored three day schools on local historical figures. Between these it has published “Transactions” on a mixture of Topics. :-

PROCEEDINGS OF THE WILLIAM REYNOLDS BICENTENARY EVENTS JUNE 2003

Key Dates in Reynolds’s Life
The William Reynolds Exhibition – John Powell
The Portraits of William Reynolds – David de Haan
Reynolds the Ironmaster – John R. Brown
Reynolds the Tunnel Builder – Ivor J. Brown
The Wombridge and Ketley Canals – Paul A. Luter
Reynolds, Wilkinson and the Shropshire Canal – Neil Clarke
William Reynolds and the Ceramics Industry – Roger S. Edmundson
Coalport: A New Town of the 1790s? – Marilyn Higson

TRANSACTIONS OF THE WREKIN LOCAL STUDIES FORUM 2006

Dawley in the Civil War – Marilyn Higson
Early Railways on the Coalbrookdale Coalfield – Neil Clarke
William Wolryche Whitmore of Bridgnorth and his Solution to Hereditary Pauperism – Lance Smith
Wappenshall Wharf in the 1830s and 1840s – Peter Brown

PROCEEDINGS OF THE THOMAS TELFORD DAY SCHOOL SEPTEMBER 2007

Thomas Telford in perspective – Barrie Trinder
Thomas Telford: Rome, roads and bath houses – Roger White
Telford and the improvements to the Holyhead Road in East Shropshire – Neil Clarke St. Michael’s Church, Madeley – Shelagh Lewis
Photographing Telford’s legacy – Chris Morris

TRANSACTIONS OF THE WREKIN LOCAL STUDIES FORUM 2008-09

Madeley Court – Shelagh Lewis
Wellington before 1700 – Sylvia Watts
Shropshire’s Six Inclined Planes, the Engineering Wonders of the Canal Age – Alfred W. Bowdler
An Unusual Discovery at St. Michael’s Church, Madeley – Shelagh Lewis
Wellington Union and its Workhouses – Lance Smith
From Trains to Buses, the Closure of the Coalport Branch – Neil Clarke

PROCEEDINGS OF THE JOHN RANDALL DAY SCHOOL SEPTEMBER 2010

John Randall’s Early Years – Neil Clarke
Randall the China Painter – Roger Edmundson
Randall as Writer and Geologist – Hugh Torrens
Randall as Historian – BarrieTrinder
Randall in Local Government and Politics – George Baugh
John Randall and Madeley – Shelagh Lewis
John Randall: Author and Publisher – Marilyn Higson

The “John Randall Day School” is still available for purchase from Andy Rose on 01952 567288 .

PROCEEDINGS OF THE KEN JONES HISTORY DAY,  20 April 2013
Ken Jones, his life and work – John Powell
Holywell Lane revisited – Barrie Trinder
Methodism in Telford, with particular reference to Ken Jones – John Lenton
Coal to the Power Station: the role of the railway – Neil Clarke

Note :- This publication is now available to download via The Shop

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SYLVIA WATTS HISTORY DAY, APRIL 2015
Remembering Sylvia – tributes
The pleasures and pitfalls of local history, by Christopher Harrison
Archdeacon Joseph (Plymley) Corbett, by Douglass Grounds
Hannah Cullwick: a Shifnal wench, by John Cullwick
The Brooke Papers, by Sylvia Watts
Bibliography of papers and publications written and edited by Sylvia Watts, compiled by Marilyn Higson

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