About the Society

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Due to the continuing effects of the coronavirus, our activities have been curtailed for as long as necessary.  See our Programme Page for details.

Newport History Society (a registered charity, Number 516162) is an active society researching the heritage of Newport town and its surrounding villages.

During the autumn, winter and spring months we invite speakers to talk on subjects of local history.  We meet at the Baptist Church on Water Lane on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7.30pm (except summer time).  Non-members are welcome!

Archaeology Field Group and Shooting Butts

Members of the Archaeology Group examining the Shooting Butts at Chetwynd

Our Field Archaeology Group field-walk, metal detect and occasionally dig and as a result have a large collection of finds for research and display.
The group is well respected for its work and is often asked to help by regional and national groups.

Identificatiom Service 2

Members operating the Identification service

We have a large archive available for members’ research at the Heritage Resource Centre Tearoom (3 High Street by the Guildhall) where the books and leaflets we publish can be purchased.  These booklets can also be ordered on-line; see ‘Our Publications’ page.

Volunteers at Heritage Resource Centre 1

Some of our members volunteer to work on the archives in the Heritage Resource Centre, cataloguing and digitising documents.

During the summer months (June to August), we visit places of historical interest.

Our programme of talks can be found on our ‘Programme‘ page under ‘Membership and Meetings’.  A leaflet with the programme of talks can always be found in Newport Library and the Heritage Centre.  Please note that a small charge is made to visitors to our meetings.


We meet at the Baptist Church, Water Lane, Newport, TF10 7LD

You are welcome to attend our regular Sunday morning field work, our monthly talks, or join our summer outings & events. You may be interested in helping with archiving, scanning photographs, research, or do your own project about the people, buildings and trades of Newport. Whatever it is, we will welcome you to our society.

The Guildhall tearooms have archaeological displays; members are available every Saturday from 10am to 2pm to give local history advice. The archivist, Linda Fletcher, is available on Mondays 9-12 and researchers can also contact her via email to arrange appointments at other times.

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