Past Events

**** Zoom meeting **** Monthly talk - Brian Atkins: Postal history of Shropshire

Tue, 16/02/2021 - 19:15

Brian will join us to talk about the postal history of Shropshire from Tudor times to the present day. 

As the situation with Covid-19 and the impact on being able to hold our monthly meetings at the normal location in Cross Houses continues to be uncertain the SFHS committee has decided that talks planned through to June 2021 will take place using Zoom. 

Access to the meeting is only available to members. The meeting will be available to join from 19:15 (local time). 

**** Zoom meeting **** Monthly talk - Karen Evans: The ultimate black sheep

Tue, 19/01/2021 - 19:15

Karen will join us to talk about how a Bridgnorth family coped with murder in their midst. 

As the situation with Covid-19 and the impact on being able to hold our monthly meetings at the normal location in Cross Houses continues to be uncertain the SFHS committee has decided that talks planned through to March 2021 will take place using Zoom. 

Access to the meeting is only available to members. The meeting will be available to join from 19:15 (local time). 

**** Zoom Meeting **** Monthly talk - Ian Waller (FSG FGRA): Brickwalls

Tue, 15/12/2020 - 19:15

Ian joins us in a virtual capacity to talk to us about how to overcome brick walls in our research. 

Every family historian can expect to hit a brick wall at some point in their research. In this talk Ian examines ways of demolishing the brick wall, breaking down barriers and overcoming challenges posed by documents that were not generated with the family historian in mind.  

**** Zoom meeting **** Monthly talk - Janet Mackleston: Rev Edward Muckleston 1819 to 1913

Tue, 17/11/2020 - 19:15

Janet will join us to talk about her ancestor, a clergyman of questionable character. Janet describes how she researched her ancestor using historic newspaper archives and gives hints and tips on how to use newspapers to research the most mundane of ancestors.

As the situation with Covid-19 and the impact on being able to hold our monthly meetings at the normal location in Cross Houses continues to be uncertain the SFHS committee has decided that talks planned for the remainder of 2020 will take place using Zoom. 

**** Zoom meeting **** Monthly talk - David Thornycroft: D Day 75 years on

Tue, 20/10/2020 - 19:15

David will join us to talk about the D Day experiences of four Shropshire soldiers who landed on Sword Beach, including his father in the rifle company of the KSLI.

As the situation with Covid-19 and the impact on being able to hold our monthly meetings at the normal location in Cross Houses continues to be uncertain the SFHS committee has decided that talks planned for the remainder of 2020 will take place using Zoom. 

The meeting will be available to join from 19:15 (local time). 

**** CANCELLED **** Monthly talk - Brian Atkins: A Postal History of Shropshire

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 19:00

The SFHS Committee have decided to cancel the meeting of the Society that was due to take place on Tuesday 15th September at the Cross Houses Venue.

In light of the continuing Government advice on indoor gatherings, the Committee have regrettably taken the decision to cancel this talk as they feel that the health and well-being of members must be their priority. 

The Committee wish you well and hope that normal service will be resumed as soon as possible!

**** CANCELLED **** Monthly talk - David Skillen: The Royal Observer Corps in peace and war

Tue, 16/06/2020 - 19:00

The SFHS Committee have decided to cancel the meeting of the Society that was due to take place on Tuesday 16th June at the Cross Houses Venue.

In light of the latest Government advice on gatherings, the Committee have regrettably taken the decision to cancel this talk as they feel that the health and well-being of members must be their priority. 

The Committee wish you well and hope that normal service will be resumed as soon as possible!

**** CANCELLED ***** SFHS Annual Family and Local History Fair

Sat, 06/06/2020 - 10:00

The SFHS Committee have decided to cancel the Annual Fair that was due to take place on Saturday 06th June at the Shirehall in Shrewsbury.

In light of the latest Government advice about gatherings, the Committee have regrettably taken the decision to cancel the Fair as they feel that the health and well-being of members must be their priority. 

**** CANCELLED **** Monthly talk - Dr George Nash: Signatures in stone

Tue, 19/05/2020 - 19:00

The SFHS Committee have decided to cancel the meeting of the Society that was due to take place on Tuesday 19th May at the Cross Houses Venue.

In light of the latest Government advice on gatherings, the Committee have regrettably taken the decision to cancel this talk as they feel that the health and well-being of members must be their priority. 

The Committee wish you well and hope that normal service will be resumed as soon as possible!

**** CANCELLED **** Monthly talk - Karen Evans: The ultimate black sheep

Tue, 21/04/2020 - 19:00

The SFHS Committee have decided to cancel the meeting of the Society that was due to take place on Tuesday 21st April at the Cross Houses Venue.

In light of the latest Government advice on gatherings the Committee have regrettably taken the decision to cancel this talk as they feel that the health and well-being of members must be their priority. 

The Committee wish you well and hope that normal service will be resumed as soon as possible!