Past Events

Monthly talk - Brian Atkins: A postal history of Shropshire

Tue, 19/10/2021 - 19:15

Brian will join us to talk about the Postal History of Shropshire from Tudor times to the present day. This is the third time that Brian has kindly agreed to reschedule this talk. We’ll keep our fingers crossed that no pandemics, technical glitches or adverse weather conditions spoil the evening.

Monthly talk - Rosie Morris: "Pride of the village" - our ancestors and the funeral customs of Virgins' Crowns

Tue, 21/09/2021 - 19:15

Rosie will join us to talk about the funeral custom of Virgins’ Crowns. These were awarded to special people of mainly rural villages. They were unmarried and of a chaste character, and regularly attended church. Predominately for females although bachelor crowns do exist. They were constructed from a wood

**** Zoom meeting **** Monthly talk - David Skillen: Forewarned is forearmed

Tue, 15/06/2021 - 19:15

David will join us to talk about the work of the Royal Observer Corps in peace and war with an emphasis on Shropshire.

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 - Graham Bradbury: Adoption and me

Tue, 18/05/2021 - 19:15

Graham will join us to talk about how he discovered his birth parents after 40 years of research. This talk will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting which has been postponed from January 2021.

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. 

**** Zoom meeting **** Monthly talk - Dr George Nash: Signatures in stone

Tue, 20/04/2021 - 19:15

Dr George Nash will join us to talk about monumental prehistoric graffiti associated with death, burial and ritual. 

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 - Graham Hollox: The forgotten church in Broseley.

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 19:15

Graham will join us to talk about how a group of volunteers worked on clearing the site of the Red Church at Jackfield, the resting place of wealthy barge owners, tile makers and other industrialists.

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. 

**** 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.