Past Events

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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Shropshire FHS Nov 2017 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 19:00

Subject - "The Life & Times of a British Soldier during the Anglo Boer War"
Speaker - Graham Bradbury
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Shropshire FHS Oct 2017 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 19:00

Subject - "A Meander Through Hawkstone Park, Past and Present"
Speaker - Roger West
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

A presentation of postcards and photographs of Hawkstone Park and the adjoining villages and occupants over a period of time.

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Bishops Castle History Day

Sat, 30/09/2017 - 10:00
A day celebrating the history of Bishop’s Castle with talks about people, places and
events with strong links to the town and local area, followed by guided visits to

some of the town’s attractions, local history exhibition and book sales.

Booking Early Essential!

London Family History Show 2017 - We will not be attending

Sun, 24/09/2017 - 10:00

Venue: Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9AJ

Time 10AM-4:30PM

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This is a new event but is being organised by the same team as the Yorkshire Show that we have attended several times.
Shropshire Family History Society 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.

Shropshire FHS Sep 2017 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 19:00

Subject - "Healthy and Expedient: Childcare and Charity at the Shrewsbury Foundling Hospital 1759 -1772"
Speaker - Kate Croft
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH