Coming soon, should be a good night.

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Tavia Maclean Remembrance.

In Remembrance of NHS President Tavia Maclean, who died earlier this year.

Our appeal to raise funds for ‘Trees for Tavia’ at Norbroom Park Newport, for which we are intending to finalise funds in January -planting trees in March. A site has been identified by Adrian Corney ( TWC) and there will be a planting on the weekend of March 14th or 15th. Tavia was a huge supporter of natural history as well as local history, and so a glade of trees seems appropriate.
If you wish to contribute, Newport History Society will be the place to lodge funds: please either contribute by cash to Linda Fletcher, Rose Jenks, Gill Watkins or please write a cheque made payable to Newport History Society and send to me at 32 Station Road, Newport, TYF10 7EN. This will then be passed to the treasurer of Newport History Society. Obviously, all funds sent to us will be used soley for this purpose. Everyone who subscribes will be given details of the planting ceremony in March
Many thanks
Linda Fletcher
Archivist Newport History Society

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Gnosall Heritage Group

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Map of Newport area 200 years ago

In the British Library’s Online Gallery  contains over 300 Ordnance Surveyors’ Drawings .  They were drawn in the 1810s by surveyors as the preliminaries of the First Edition of the One Inch Ordnance Survey Map.  Sheet Number 41 Shrewsbury which Newport features in the north east edge was eventually published in black and white in 1833.The early drawings was made in coloured pen and ink and at large scale of 2 inch to the mile.

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Part of the Newport area 1814

To explore in more detail and to look at the rest of this fascinating drawing and the other drawings in the Market Drayton and Stafford area, use the internet website of Common Wikimedia. Here is the image: 

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Out with the field group

Hi all the field group have been out and about in High offley again today 31/07/2016 and we had a couple of very nice hammered coins come up the one on the left is a Charles the first Sixpence and the other is a Elizabeth the first sixpence both in very nice condition. Well done to Martin and Steve on two nice finds.

 

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