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Dementia friendly Newport

Meet Terry Hayward of Newport History Society’s Field Group. These are the people who go out and about with metal detectors and other equipment in search of historic artefacts. And they currently have a fine display in the glass cabinets at Newport’s Guildhall Tearooms – including some fascinating items from the First World War. Delighted to say that Terry and his Field Group colleagues have become “Dementia Friends” and are the latest SUPPORTER GROUP to join the Alzheimer’s Society’s NEWPORT PROJECT. You can find out more by emailing phil.gillam@alzheimers.org.uk45951556_259750208064886_6440724311312433152_n.jpg

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100 Years.

As we all know this Sunday commemorates 100 years since the end of the First world war, so we thought that it would be fitting to have some poppy’s in the cabinet to honour those who did so much in the defence of this country and especially those who gave all and never returned.
we dedicate the two poppy’s to Rowland Breward who’s death penny was found in a field last year, we have not found any surviving members of his family to return the Penny back to, so until we do we will be his family and remember him on Sunday.

Thank you to all that serve.




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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. http://www.gnosallparishcouncil.org.uk/heritage http://www.gnosallhistory.co.uk 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 thefernsshropshire@hotmail.co.uk

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.

Archives- contact  Linda the fernsshropshire@hotmail.co.uk



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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