Past Events

**** 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!

**** CANCELLED **** Monthly talk - Dr Graham Hollox: The Forgotten Church in Broseley 1767 - 1961

Tue, 17/03/2020 - 19:00

 **** CANCELLED *****

The SFHS Committee have decided to cancel the Meeting of the Society that was due to take place next Tuesday 17th March at the Cross Houses Venue.

In light of the on-going situation, 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. 

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

 

 

 

 

Monthly talk - Peter Dunhill: Castlefields in Shrewsbury

Tue, 18/02/2020 - 19:00

Peter joins us to take us on a pictorial ramble around this interesting and not often visited part of Shrewsbury.

Doors open at 19:00 when there will be an opportunity to browse bookstalls, look at Shropshire parish records and seek advice from the team if you have any questions hampering your research. The talk will commence at 19:30 after which tea and coffee will be available.

Monthly talk - Advolly Richmond: The March of Archery

Tue, 21/01/2020 - 19:00

Advolly joins us to take an amusing look at how archery became the sport of ladies in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Doors open at 19:00 when there will be an opportunity to browse bookstalls, look at Shropshire parish records and seek advice from the team if you have any questions hampering your research. The talk will commence after completion of the Annual General Meeting which will start at 19:30. After the talk tea and coffee will be available.

Monthly talk - Ray Farlow: Events and celebrations

Tue, 17/12/2019 - 19:00

Ray Farlow joins us to delve into his extensive collection of old postcards to look at how we celebrated in Shropshire in times past.

Doors open at 19:00 when there will be an opportunity to browse bookstalls, look at Shropshire parish records and seek advice from the team if you have any questions hampering your research. The talk will commence at 19:30 after which tea and coffee will be available.

Monthly talk - Paul Ridgeley: Shropshire soldiers of Waterloo.

Tue, 19/11/2019 - 19:00

Perhaps a family member played his part in the defeat of Napoleon? Paul joins us to look at those Shropshire soldiers who were at the defining Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

Doors open at 19:00 when there will be an opportunity to browse bookstalls, look at Shropshire parish records and seek advice from the team if you have any questions hampering your research. The talk will commence at 19:30 after which tea and coffee will be available.

Monthly talk - Dorothy Nicolle : The history of pub signs

Tue, 15/10/2019 - 19:00

Dorothy Nicolle joins us to look at the history of some of our favourite pub signs and at the important part that pus have played throughout history.

Doors open at 19:00 when there will be an opportunity to browse bookstalls, look at Shropshire parish records and seek advice from the team if you have any questions hampering your research. The talk will commence at 19:30 after which tea and coffee will be available.