26 June 2016
This study day to celebrate the history of Wem was held in association with the Victoria County History began with the Friends’ AGM.
The day included three talks:
The Victoria County History in Shropshire – Why Wem? by Professor Richard Hoyle, Director and General Editor of the VCH,
The landscape and town of Wem in 1631 and the 18-19th centuries by Dr James Bowen, University of Liverpool
The Women of Wem and a few Mustketeers: The Civil War battle for Wem of October 1643 by Dr Jonathan Worton
Three town walks were arranged and led by members of the Wem Civic Society who also had a display of their research activities.