Saturday 8th January 2022 – ‘Aethelflaed, the Mercians and the River Severn’

Saturday 8th January 2022 – ‘Aethelflaed, the Mercians and the River Severn

Our first meeting of the New Year is on Saturday 8th January 2022 when Dr Morn Capper will give a talk on ‘Aethelflaed, the Mercians and the River Severn’

Dr Capper’s research investigates the development of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia and relations with its neighbours (political, cultural, social and economic). She is currently researching how relations of power interacted with regional identity and culture during the making of Mercian hegemony over Anglo-Saxon England, and questions Mercian lordship and frontiers under the rulers Aethelred and Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians with particular respect to Shropshire and Shrewsbury.

2.30pm, at The Gateway, Chester Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1NB

Christmas Social Event – Friday 10th December

Friday 10th December – Shropshire Archaeological & Historical Society Christmas Social Event

Our Christmas Social is being held next week at the Castlefields Community Centre. New Park St, Shrewsbury SY1 2LD
There will be a short talk by Penny Ward of the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings on the development of the suburb of Castlefields, followed by a short walk (weather permitting) to view some of the locations covered by the talk. Then we will return to the Centre to enjoy some seasonal refreshments and each other’s company. There is car parking in the adjacent New Park Street Shopping Centre.
Please book in advance here: Winter social event booking  
Cost: £6.00 per person, to be collected on the day.
Please note that this meeting is on a Friday and has a 2pm start time.