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Visit to Acton Scott Hall – FULLY BOOKED

Thursday, 11 August, 2.30pm

A Grade II* listed Elizabethan mansion of 158 built for the Acton family, it remains their private residence. The house has fine Jacobean features, beautiful oak carvings and many family artefacts. The family is connected to significant scientific developments by one of the earliest marine biologists, John Stackhouse (born 1773) and Thomas Knight (born 1750), a renowned botanist who was co-founder of the RHS and is mentioned in the first chapter of Darwin’s The Origin of Species. The visit includes tea/coffee and cake.

Members £22.00
Non-members £25.00

Penny Ward’s September 2020 talk ‘Flax Mill People – the American connection

Andy Wrigley’s October 2020 talk ‘Recent Developments in Funded Archaeology in Shropshire

Sara Downs’ November 2020 talk ‘Bridgewater Revisited

Matt Thompson’s December 2020 talk ‘English Heritage Properties in Shropshire

Rosemary Thornes’ January 2021 talk ‘The History and Building of the Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Shrewsbury

Roger White’s February 2021 talk ‘The Grassy Town: a cultural and literary study of Wroxeter

Howard Williams’s March 2021 talk ‘The Offa’s Dyke Lockdown

Giles Carey’s April 2021 talk ‘Capturing the castles: recent survey work at Caus Castle and Castle Pulverbatch

Mary McKenzie’s May 20201 talk: ‘30 years working with Shropshire’s Archives

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