Newport History members in the Society’s Archives Room above the Guildhall tearoom. Showing Councillor Eric Carter , Borough Councillor, some of the items that were purchased with monies from T & W’s Councillor’s Pride Fund. Counsellor Eric Carter nominated Newport History Society. Shown are from the left : Terry Hayward, Counsellor Eric Carter and Julian Meeson. Some of the items shown here are banners for our stalls, GPS equipment for noting grid references for archaeological finds, and high viz vests for the Field Group.
Photo by Martin James.
Newport history society is always happy to help other heritage groups. This looks like an interesting talk.
Gnosall Heritage Group
Talk & Presentation
Mid-Staffordshire and the Coming of the Tudors in 1485
By Steve Booth
Wednesday 6th February 2019
Venue: Grosvenor Centre, High St., Gnosall.
Time: 7.30 pm.
The talk looks at the key events from 1483 onward’s i.e. the unexpected death of Edward IV and the confusion over the succession; Richard III and the possible fate of the two Princes; Henry Tudor in exile in France and the increasing number of former Yorkists who made contact with him; his landing in South Wales in 1485 and his route towards the Midlands (concentrating in particular on his route through Shropshire and Mid-Staffordshire in August 1485). Contacts made locally with the Stanley brothers just before the Battle of Bosworth and possible agreements reached; the principal events of the battle – especially as far as Sir William Stanley and Henry Tudor were concerned.
Free Entry – Everyone Welcome