Saturday 11th June 2022 – a visit to Acton Burnell

Saturday 11th June 2022 – a visit to Acton Burnell

Led by David Pannett, our June meeting will be an exploration of the castle, church and village of Acton Burnell, revealing the contribution of successive owners, in particular Robert Burnell, once chancellor to Edward I, who left his mark on the village with fine buildings, using local stone, which centuries before had also been used at Wroxeter.

Meet at 2.30pm at the car park for Acton Burnell Castle (signposted). Car parking space is limited so car sharing is recommended. To offer a lift or request one, please contact Penny Ward at sahsmembership@gmail.com or 01743 246547

Saturday 7th May 2022 – ‘Shropshire: there and back again’ (Winterbourne House and Garden)

Saturday 7th May 2022 – a reminder for those who have booked of the talk: ‘Shropshire: there and back again’ by Lee Hale, Head of Winterbourne Garden, followed by a guided tour of the gardens at Winterbourne House and Garden, 58 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2RT. (11am -11:20 arrival and coffee; talk: 11:30am-12:15pm; buffet lunch (provided): 12:30pm-2:00pm; guided walk around garden: 2:00pm – 3:00pm.)

Summer Programme 2022

Following the relaxation of restrictions relating to the Covid19 pandemic, the Society has been able to put together a full programme of events for this spring and summer.  For details please go to our Summer Programme 2022 page.  The first of these events is Philip Hume’s talk entitled ‘The King’s Writ does not run here’ on Saturday 9th April at The Gateway, Shrewsbury.

Roman West Midlands podcasts

In a series of podcasts for History West Midlands about the Roman West Midlands Dr Roger White of the University of Birmingham tells the story of the early years of Roman rule in central England, how the Roman town of Wroxeter provides a fascinating window into Roman town life, and how the town has become a place of mystery and myth.

Programme 1: Shock and Awe: The Roman Invasion of the West Midlands

Programme 2: Britain’s Pompeii – The Roman town of Wroxeter

Programme 3: Roman Wroxeter – a place of myth & romance

Further podcasts from History West Midlands can be found here: https://historywm.com/podcasts

Transaction volumes 91 to 93

Our “Transactions” volumes 91, 92 and 93 for the years 2016 to 2018 are now available to view on this website: Volumes 91 to 93 .  These two volumes have, amongst other items, reports on the early 1960s excavations at The Roveries Hillfort, Lydham and on a Roman site in Craven Arms in 2013, and articles on St Winifred’s Well, Woolston, pre-Industrial Dawley, and The Society of Friends World War II evacuation hostel at Coalbrookdale.

(The “Transactions” are where we publish important and scholarly papers on the history and archaeology of Shropshire.  Articles include reports on archaeological excavations and other fieldwork in Shropshire, historical studies, and book reviews. To find out more, please go to our page: Transactions )