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Annual lecture

Saturday,  16 November 2019, 10.30am

Shropshire Archives, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury

We are delighted to welcome back Dr Kate Croft to deliver our annual lecture ‘Women of Excellent Understanding: The Wives and Daughters of the Lunar Society’. The men of the eighteenth-century Lunar Society are well known, but what about the Lunar women? Who were they and how important were they in the histories of their husbands and fathers? This talk will look at some of the Lunar wives and daughters to consider the role the Lunar women played in their husbands’ businesses as well as their scientific investigations and philosophical thought.


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Sale of Ordnance Survey 2nd edition maps

Following rationalisation of its map collection, Shropshire Archives is disposing of duplicate copies of the second edition 1:2500 scale Ordnance Survey maps of Shropshire. These are mostly dated 1900-1903. This downloadable map index sheet shows the maps for sale shaded blue. The maps are used: some are torn, some have annotations, and a few are photocopies, but many are in good condition. The Friends of Shropshire Archives are selling the maps for £3.00 per sheet.

To buy any of the maps:

  1. Download the map index sheet and note the sheet number(s) you are interested in, eg sheets 27.14 and 33.2. Sheet numbering is explained in the legend at the bottom of the map index.
  2. Email the Friends with your name and the sheet number(s) you would like to buy. We will reserve sheets for you, if they are available, on a first-come, first-served basis, and advise you accordingly.
  3. Pay for and collect your map(s) from Shropshire Archives either on Saturday, 16 November at the annual lecture or on Saturday, 7 December when the Friends will be on hand to process your order.

Please direct all enquiries to the Friends and not to Shropshire Archives staff.




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