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Visit to Pitchford Hall

Thursday, 19 August, 2.30pm

We are repeating our popular visit to Pitchford Hall this summer. Described as Britain’s finest half-timbered house, Pitchford Hall was owned by the Colthurst family for more than 500 years before being sold in 1992.

Guided tour of Little Wenlock

Wednesday, 8 September, 2pm

Neil Clarke will be leading us on a guided walk around Little Wenlock. We will see the parish church which houses the county’s earliest cast-iron grave slab, the Royal Arms of George IV, and the Forester memorial east window; the range of the village’s domestic buildings (16c-20c); the historic road pattern; and remains of the industrial history of the area. Tour distance approximately two miles.

Links to talks on YouTube

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

Sale of Ordnance Survey 2nd edition maps

Our planned sale of 2nd edition 25″ scale Ordnance Survey maps dating from the early 1900s has been cancelled.

However, you can still enquire about the availability of any particular map or reserve any maps by emailing the Friends of Shropshire Archives. You can view and download the graphical index showing the available maps shaded blue.

We will contact anyone who reserves maps to arrange payment and collection when the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

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