Saturday 11th June 2022 – a visit to Acton Burnell

Saturday 11th June 2022 – a visit to Acton Burnell

UPDATE

In organising the Acton Burnell visit, we did check with the church that they had no services on the 11th June. However, we have just been informed that a wedding will be taking place in the Church from 2:30, and so the car park at the Castle (SY5 7PE, SJ 534 018) is likely to be full. We also will not be able to go into the church until after about 3.15pm. It would be useful, therefore, if you are planning to attend, for you to let me know in advance, so that we have a better idea of how many are coming and can contact you with an update on the latest arrangements. We suggest that you park in the village and walk to the Castle. We will then walk back into the village for a short while and discuss its main features, and then return to the Church in the hope that we will then be able to go inside. To let us know that you plan to attend, please email sahsmembership@gmail.com  or ring 07143 246547 

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.