Past Events

Shropshire FHS Family History Fair 2018

Sat, 02/06/2018 - 10:00

Come and visit us, at the Society's Fair, Saturday 2nd June 2018, 10:00AM - 4:00PM, The Shirehall, Shrewsbury.  Admission: £3 Pay on Door. Free Parking. Non-Members Welcome.

SPEAKERS:

Ian Waller FSG
"Beyond the Internet"
- The common philosophy that our family History can all be done 'on-line is far from the truth.

Shropshire County Agricultural Show

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 08:30

At the Agricultural Showground, Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 2PF. 8:30AM to 7:00PM.

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We understand we will be in the "Shopping Arcade Marquee".
Shropshire FHS will be in attendance with a Helpdesk/Computer Look-ups, also Shropshire Local Interest Books and Maps and our own CD's, plus General Family History Research Books all for sale.

Shropshire FHS May 2018 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 19:00

Subject - "The Adventurous History of Sabrina Sidney 1757 - 1843” 
Speaker - Dr. Kate Croft
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

The Name Event

Repeats every day until Sun May 06 2018 .
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 10:00
Sun, 06/05/2018 - 10:00

Venue: ILEC Exhibition Centre, 47 Lillie Road, Earls Court, London, SW6 1UD

Time: 10AM-4:30PM Prebooked Tickets or now Cash on door

A new event for the organisers and therefore for Shropshire Family History Society, who will be having a 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. We look forward to catching up with London & South-East members old and new.

The Name Event

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 10:00
Sun, 06/05/2018 - 10:00

Venue: ILEC Exhibition Centre, 47 Lillie Road, Earls Court, London, SW6 1UD

Time: 10AM-4:30PM Prebooked Tickets or now Cash on door

A new event for the organisers and therefore for Shropshire Family History Society, who will be having a 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. We look forward to catching up with London & South-East members old and new.

Shropshire FHS Apr 2018 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 19:00

Subject - "A Shropshire Squire: “Mad Jack” Mytton of Halston 1796-1834” 
Speaker - David Thornycroft
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Col (Retd) David Thornycroft OBE was educated at Shrewsbury School and Trinity College, Oxford, where he took a History degree. He served for 34 years as an officer in The Black Watch. Now that he is retired, he combines those two interests by reading (a lot), and writing and lecturing (a little), mostly about military history.

Shropshire FHS Mar 2018 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 20/03/2018 - 19:00

Subject - "The Railway Navvies – Their Finest Hour – Building The Crimea Railway” 
Using contemporary sources and illustrations we tell the story of how the efforts of two patriotic and well organised railway contractors and their navvies came to the rescue of the British Army bogged down in the Crimea, taking just three months to build a railway from the coast to Sevastopol in the Spring of 1855.
Speakers - Chris and Judy Rouse
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Shropshire FHS Feb 2018 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 19:00

Subject - "A History of Besford House, Shrewsbury"
An illustrated account of its changing role over time and of some of the people involved.
Speaker - Ian Cripps

Shropshire FHS AGM & Jan 2018 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 19:00

Annual General Meeting
followed by
Subject - "For King & County” - (Yes, County!)  
Speaker - Janet Doody
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Shropshire FHS Dec 2017 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 19/12/2017 - 19:00

Subject - "A Ruddy Awful Waste"
Speaker - Mike Bradbury
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

This talk covers the short life of Flt Lt Eric Lock DSO DFC and Bar. Born Bayston Hill to a farming family, he went on to become Britain’s highest scoring Battle of Britain Pilot before being lost on active service.

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