Past Events

Shropshire FHS Mar 2019 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 19/03/2019 - 19:00

Subject - "the Shrewsbury Drapers Company 1462-2017” 
Speaker - Nigel Hinton
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Mr Hinton looks at the history of the Drapers Company and how it still has a place in the life of Shrewsbury today.

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Montgomeryshire GS Open Morning & Family History Research session

Sat, 02/03/2019 - 10:00

 Venue: Newtown Library, Park Lane, Newtown, Powys, SY16 1EJ

Time 10AM-1:00PM

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

Shropshire FHS Feb 2019 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 19/02/2019 - 19:00

Subject - "Market Towns and Villages of Northwest Shropshire” 
Speaker - David Trumper
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Mr Trumper looks at Oswestry, Ellesmere, Wem and other important settlements in the community.

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Shropshire FHS Jan 2019 AGM & Monthly Meeting

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 19:00

Annual General Meeting
followed by
Subject - "1918-1919 A Significant Year”  
Speaker - Janet Doody
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Armistice, Influenza and Votes for Women, and how these events affected Shropshire

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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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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

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.

Family History Weekend

Repeats every day until Sun Oct 07 2018 .
Sat, 06/10/2018 - 10:00
Sun, 07/10/2018 - 10:00

Were your ancestors Ag Lab's, or did they run the farm? Come along and learn about the roles and conditions, maybe have a go at some of the jobs, plus Shropshire Family History Society will be on hand to offer assistance on their HelpDesk.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Acton Scott, SY6 6QN

Family History Weekend

Sat, 06/10/2018 - 10:00
Sun, 07/10/2018 - 10:00

Were your ancestors Ag Lab's, or did they run the farm? Come along and learn about the roles and conditions, maybe have a go at some of the jobs, plus Shropshire Family History Society will be on hand to offer assistance on their HelpDesk.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Acton Scott, SY6 6QN

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.