GNOSALL HERITAGE GROUP OPEN DAY Saturday 17th November 2018 Grosvenor Centre, High Street, Gnosall.
10.00am ‘til 4.00pm. Everyone welcome – Free Entry Theme: Local Industries & Occupations of the Past

The Large 1st Edition Ordnance Survey Parish Map of 1880 Tithe Maps and Tithe Awards of 1837/38 1910 Finance Act Maps & Field Books Can you locate where you live?

Old photographs & documents relating to the past industries of Gnosall, Moreton, Outwoods, Bromstead & Knightley. Displays and Videos educational for children. Children’s Quiz

Talks 11.00am – Bygone Gnosall Industries – Bob Johnson 12.00pm – The Shropshire Union Railway – Rex Butler & Phil Barnes 2.00pm – Role of Women from c.1850 – Daria Lalley & Carol Beaumont 3.00pm – The Shropshire Union Canal History – Peter Brown, Heritage & Planning Officer for IWA Shrewsbury & North Wales Branch

12.30pm – Guided village trail through Gnosall – Peter Jobling
Computer assistance will be on hand to explore the local history websites & records. Refreshments available throughout the day.

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Talk by Dr. Andrew Wigley



by Dr. Andrew Wigley

Shropshire County Archaeologist


THE VIEW FROM ABOVE Recent Archaeological Aerial Photography Over Shropshire

on Monday 15th  October

Baptist Church Hall Water Lane 7.30pm   VISITORS WELCOME

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End of Summer Sale.


 Burgundy Polo and Sweat shirts with the History Society logo in gold are available in all sizes. Please support the society by buying and wearing one.  They are £10 for Polo shirts and £12 for sweat shirts. Contact Linda  to try one on. T When the current lots are sold, there will be a price increase, so please buy now. If you don’t see me at meetings, contact

Would any member like to  take charge of  shirt sales? Bring a selection to meetings? Take orders?

 Sales- contact  Linda Fletcher



Please note that all members can use our Library section in our Heritage Archive Centre. Comfortable padded office chairs and heating. The archives are  on the 1st floor of the Guildhall tea room. The only proviso is , you must check with Linda so that you know where to go and how to sign in. for your first visit. After that you, can read the books whenever you want. The stairs are steep however, and not for  members who have physical issues.

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We have a variety postcards for sale at 25p at the Guildhall tearoom and at Card n Play ( no details of the cost at Card n Play)

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Woodseaves Scarecrow festival

Hi All Crops are coming off and things are starting to move again.
This coming 18/19 August why not pop along to Woodseaves scarecrow festival have a walk around the village and take a look at all the excellent scarecrows on display in people’s garden’s. then call in at the Church hall for refreshments and look at the displays, Newport History Society will be attending both days with displays of items found in and around the area.

Hope to see you all there.


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Information update.

The Victorian Garden Party will be featured in August’s ‘Shropshire Magazine’ which comes out on 1st August

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Victorian Garden party.

Guests amounting to about seventy gathered at ‘The Ferns’, Station Road for a Victorian Garden Party on the afternoon of Sunday 24th June. Many were wearing Victorian dress. The highlight of the afternoon was the arrival of Queen Victoria (played by Cath Crewe), announced by the town crier ( Peter Taunton). The afternoon was opened by our new mayor, Peter Scott. Home-made sandwiches and cakes were the order of the day, with lots of tea- it being a very hot afternoon- served by maids. The entertainers, who voluntarily gave up their time were Mrs Liz Raymont,who played and sang Victorian songs; Messrs Coats, Spurr and Goodier, who delighted us with poems and readings, and The Tern Valley Tinkers with traditional folk music.  The other attractions were: Mrs Sedman a local clairvoyant, childrens’ Victorian games, a tombola, a bar and  home-made produce. At the end of the afternoon, guests joined in and some sang their own favourites, which included ‘Land of My fathers’, ‘Just a Song at twilight’ and ‘The Mothers Lament’.

The whole afternoon was in aid of  Newport History Society and the Victoria County History group of Shropshire who are joining together to raise money for the up and coming  researching and writing of a new and definitive history of Newport and the Weald Moors. The amount raised at the garden party was £1,084.

In addition to the Victorian Garden Party, new computer equipment has been purchased for  the VCH Project through grants from Rotary Lite, Peter Scott’s ‘Pride’ Fund and the Annabelle, Lady Boughey Trust, for which we thank them most heartily.

The Garden Party team, of who there were about 20 in all,and this included many cake-makers, would like to thank the guests who attended on a very hot but splendid  afternoon. All of us made the whole event a great success.

(If you would like to see the full set of Photos please pop over to are page on Facebook.)Mayor Peter Scott and Queen Victoria.JPG

Linda Fletcher.

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A walk with Bryan Lloyd


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