Cancelled: Saturday 14th January 2023 – “VCH Newport history”
The Gateway have just informed us that they have had to close the building today (Friday) and tomorrow because of the flood situation, and so Judith Everard’s talk on Medieval Newport is cancelled. Hopefully, we will be able to rearrange this for a future date.
In this talk Judith Everard will be updating us about the work of the Victoria County History (VCH) on Newport (Shropshire). Newport is the subject of a remarkable number of medieval charters. From three main collections – the corporation chest, the muniments of Lilleshall Abbey, and the estate archive of the Newport family – they amount to several hundred original documents, the earliest dating from c.1200. Recording property dealings among people of the middling sort, the charters open a window on the busy life of a medieval town. Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society has generously awarded funding to Victoria County History Shropshire enabling Dr Everard to publish an edition of the Newport charters as part of a larger project by VCH Shropshire and Newport History Society.
2.30pm at The Gateway, Chester St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1NB