Saturday 12th October 2019: “Amazing Space: a cultural approach to John Nash’s Picture Gallery and Staircase at Attingham Park“. The Shropshire Archaeological & Historical Society’s October talk is being given by Ian Purchase of the Friends of Attingham Park. 2.30pm at the Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND
The first volume of the Society’s “Transactions” appeared in 1877 and since that time has been the chief means whereby important and scholarly papers on the history and archaeology of Shropshire have been published. Articles include reports on archaeological excavations and other fieldwork in Shropshire, historical studies, and book reviews.
Members receive a copy of the Transactions free on publication (new members receive the latest volume). The Society is currently in the process of digitising past volumes of its Transactions with the aim of making these available online – please follow this link to see a selection of our past Transaction volumes: Past Transactions volumes
Saturday 21st September 2019: AGM (2.00pm) followed by Annual Lecture (2.30pm)
The Society’s Annual General Meeting for 2019 will be held at 2.00pm on Saturday 21st September in the Council Chamber at the Shirehall, Shrewsbury.
Our Annual Lecture this year, which follows the AGM at 2.30pm, will be given by Heather Sebire, of the English Heritage Trust, who will be talking on ‘The restoration of the Iron Bridge’.
In autumn 2017, English Heritage embarked on the largest conservation project in its history, preserving for the future the Iron Bridge, Coalbrookdale. After surrounding the bridge with scaffolding and protective covering, a team of experts began their conservation work. The cast iron elements were repaired, the masonry conserved, the deck resurfaced, and the entire structure was cleaned and repainted in its original red-brown colour.
Heather Sebire, Property Curator at English Heritage, will be telling us the fascinating story of this important restoration project.
At the Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND