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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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