Past Events

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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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

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.

Family History Weekend

Repeats every day until Sun Oct 07 2018 .
Sat, 06/10/2018 - 10:00
Sun, 07/10/2018 - 10:00

Were your ancestors Ag Lab's, or did they run the farm? Come along and learn about the roles and conditions, maybe have a go at some of the jobs, plus Shropshire Family History Society will be on hand to offer assistance on their HelpDesk.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Acton Scott, SY6 6QN

Family History Weekend

Sat, 06/10/2018 - 10:00
Sun, 07/10/2018 - 10:00

Were your ancestors Ag Lab's, or did they run the farm? Come along and learn about the roles and conditions, maybe have a go at some of the jobs, plus Shropshire Family History Society will be on hand to offer assistance on their HelpDesk.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Acton Scott, SY6 6QN

Shropshire FHS Sep 2018 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 19:00

Subject - "Thomas Telford – his Life and Works in Shropshire” 
Speaker - Richard Bifield
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

The Scottish civil engineer was County Surveyor for Shropshire at the end of the 18th Century and beginning of the 19th Century.   His works in Shropshire included roads, bridges, tollhouses, churches, canals and associated buildings.

Telford Past & Present

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 10:30

After months of preparation, Telford Past & Present finally arrives this coming Saturday 15th September at The Place, Oakengates, Telford, TF2 6EP! A free event organised by Wrekin Local Studies Forum for Telford50; a retrospective of the last 50 years as well as looking into local history in communities across Telford and the surrounding area. It begins at 10.30am at The Place. Come along and share your memories! Refreshments provided by The Forge cafe and for the kids, Retro Shack to take selfies at the event!

Shropshire FHS Jul & Aug NO MONTHLY MEETING

Repeats every 4 weeks until Tue Aug 14 2018 .
Tue, 17/07/2018 - 19:00
Tue, 14/08/2018 - 19:00

No meeting in July or August

Burwarton Show

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 08:15

Burwarton Show is one of the premier one-day agricultural shows in the country attracting some twenty thousand visitors each year to the glorious South Shropshire countryside.

After the last four very succesful years for us, we have booked a space again at this show to make contact with interested South Shropshire folk. smiley

Shropshire FHS Jul & Aug NO MONTHLY MEETING

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 19:00
Tue, 14/08/2018 - 19:00

No meeting in July or August