Past Events

**** 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. 

**** Zoom meeting **** Monthly talk - David Thornycroft: D Day 75 years on

Tue, 20/10/2020 - 19:15

David will join us to talk about the D Day experiences of four Shropshire soldiers who landed on Sword Beach, including his father in the rifle company of the KSLI.

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. 

The meeting will be available to join from 19:15 (local time). 

**** CANCELLED **** Monthly talk - Brian Atkins: A Postal History of Shropshire

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 19:00

The SFHS Committee have decided to cancel the meeting of the Society that was due to take place on Tuesday 15th September at the Cross Houses Venue.

In light of the continuing Government advice on indoor gatherings, the Committee have regrettably taken the decision to cancel this talk as they feel that the health and well-being of members must be their priority. 

The Committee wish you well and hope that normal service will be resumed as soon as possible!

**** CANCELLED **** Monthly talk - David Skillen: The Royal Observer Corps in peace and war

Tue, 16/06/2020 - 19:00

The SFHS Committee have decided to cancel the meeting of the Society that was due to take place on Tuesday 16th June at the Cross Houses Venue.

In light of the latest Government advice on gatherings, the Committee have regrettably taken the decision to cancel this talk as they feel that the health and well-being of members must be their priority. 

The Committee wish you well and hope that normal service will be resumed as soon as possible!