Events

Burwarton Show

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 08:15

Burwarton Show is one of the premier one-day agricultural shows in the country attracting some twenty thousand visitors each year to the glorious South Shropshire countryside.

After the last four very succesful years for us, we have booked a space again at this show to make contact with interested South Shropshire folk. smiley

The Show is held at Cleobury North on the B4364 between Bridgnorth and Ludlow, South Shropshire (Postcode WV16 6RP for satnav users) from 8.15 am to 5.30 pm (depending on interest). See map here.

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Shropshire Family History Society will be having a small stand at the event, with a team of volunteer helpers, a computer and books. They will also be selling a small selection of Local Interest Books and Maps, some Family History Books and our own CDs.

Because of the limited display space we will have, if there is an item that you would like us to particularly bring along or reserve for you, please contact us via contact to arrange it.

Shropshire FHS Jul & Aug NO MONTHLY MEETING

Repeats every 4 weeks until Tue Aug 14 2018 .
Tue, 17/07/2018 - 19:00
Tue, 14/08/2018 - 19:00

No meeting in July or August

Shropshire FHS Sep 2018 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 19:00

Subject - "Thomas Telford – his Life and Works in Shropshire” 
Speaker - Richard Bifield
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

The Scottish civil engineer was County Surveyor for Shropshire at the end of the 18th Century and beginning of the 19th Century.   His works in Shropshire included roads, bridges, tollhouses, churches, canals and associated buildings.

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Shropshire FHS Oct 2018 Monthy Meeting

Tue, 16/10/2018 - 19:00

Subject - "The Poor Law in Shropshire” 
Speaker - Meriel Lee and Sarah Davies
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Meriel is an intern the Society supports at the Archives. Along with her mentor, Sarah Davies, they will describe her activities at the Archives and the Society’s involvement in her year as an intern. They will also shed light on the documents available to the public regarding the Poor Law, an area that many researchers may not be familiar with.

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Shropshire FHS Nov 2018 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 20/11/2018 - 19:00

Subject - "Battles and Sieges of the Anglo-Boer War: the Role of the KSLI at the Battle of Paadeberg” 
Speaker - Graham Bradbury
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

This is a follow-up from the talk Graham gave last November. We all may have heard of the sieges at Mafeking, Ladysmith, Kimberley and the battles which took place at Spion Kop and Colenso, but what really happened? Graham will bring along to his talk many artefacts and documents including army telegrams, coded messages, letters, banknotes, passes and prisoner of war material.

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Shropshire FHS Dec 2018 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 19:00

Subject - "All about Christmas” 
Speaker - Dorothy Nicolle
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Exactly one week before the great day, Dorothy will come to entertain and interest us in the customs, traditions and goings-on surrounding this important festivity.

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