Programme

May 2018 to November 2018

Monday 21st May 7:30pm
A short introduction to Dementia
followed by Annual General Meeting including Julian Meeson’s Archaeology Group  Report
Members only

Tuesday 5th June 7:00pm
History on Foot
: Walk to Talbot Chapel Longford.
Car parking :Vauxhall House, Longford Road and/or small games field opposite. Leaving from there at 7pm.
Further information from Linda Fletcher 019522 812174 or 07765490359

Saturday June 9th
Carnival Day  Come and see our stall

Monday 11th June 7:00pm
D.Adams Walk – Pitchcroft  and Lilleshall limestone mines
Meet at the Aston Tap car park, Wellington Road.

Tuesday 19th June  10:00am
History on Foot
:  The Anglo-Saxon – Eastun Boundary of Church Aston and Newport led by Bryan Lloyd.
Meet at St Nicholas Church 10-00 am. Walk duration – about 2 hours.

Sunday 24th June
Victorian Garden Party, Station Road, Newport
Come dressed in Victorian costume – but not essential. Fun filled entertainment from Victorian era with singers, musicians and recitations. Tickets include glass bubbly/ ale on arrival, full afternoon tea (sandwiches, cake, tea). To be opened by Queen Victoria (hurrah!),  appearance by Newport  mayor (hurrah!), tarot reader & clairvoyant,   Shropshire Magazine’ photographer, our ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’, croquet,  tombola, Pin the tail on the donkey, and much more  . The party is purely for the benefit of writing Newport’s new & definitive history. Because this is a fund raiser, tickets are £12.50 each. £5 for children under 10.  Family tickets available.So please dig deep to support this very important event !  Tickets  to be had from Linda Fletcher, Maggie Phillips, Nicky Huish, or at History Society meetings, on Wednesdays mornings at Heritage Tea Rooms or via email   thefernsshropshire@hotmail.co.uk  Admission is strictly by ticket only.

Tuesday 10th July  10:00am
History on Foot : The Anglo-Saxon – Plesc Boundary of Newport with Bryan Lloyd. Meet at St Nicholas Church 10-00 am. Walk duration – about 2 hours.

Monday 17th September 7:30pm
Post-glaciation Newport
Where now stands  the town of Newport  in lowland Shropshire  there was once an ice sheet.  The geology of Newport and surrounding areas and its effect Newport’s watery history.
Ken Jones M.Sc.

Tuesday 25th September 7:30pm
Planning Meeting
For members only.
at the Swan

Monday 15th October 7:30pm
The View From Above
Recent Archaeological Ariel Photography Over Shropshire by Shropshire County Council’s archaeologist,
Dr. Andy Wigley

Monday 19th November 7:30pm
World War 1 – the year 1918.
David completes the fifth of his talks about what happened in 1918.
David Adams

December Christmas party for members at The Swan Lower Bar.

Meetings are held in Newport Baptist Church, Water Lane at 7.30 p.m. except where otherwise stated.

Details of membership of the Society are here

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