Field meetings are made in the summer, under expert leadership, to archaeological sites (including excavations in progress), historic houses, churches and museums etc, both within the county and in adjacent areas. There is normally a small charge for field meetings, and advance booking is sometimes required – full details appear in our Summer Programme.
Winter meetings are held once a month, normally on the second Saturday of each month. Local researchers and nationally known archaeologists and historians give lectures on local and more-than-local topics. In 2020-21 our lectures will be held in the Gateway Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1NB, on Saturday afternoons. The talks are usually free, but donations are always welcome! We also have a winter social meeting in early December at a different and interesting venue – details of this will appear in our Winter Programme (last year’s was held at Shrewsbury Castle – see our Past events page).
The 2020 AGM Council agreed on July 4th that the 2019-2020 AGM should be postponed because of the Coronavirus restrictions. It will be held in September 2021 together with the AGM for the year 2020-2021. The annual accounts for the year 2019-2020 (our year ends on 31st March) will be circulated to members by post or email as soon as they are available and also put onto the website. The AGM lecture by Matt Thompson will now take place on December 15th by Zoom.
Winter Programme 2020-21: A Programme of Virtual Autumn and Winter Meetings.
The Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society is running a series of monthly online talks delivered via Zoom. These started in September. This is a series of talks held jointly with the Friends of Shropshire Archives. Those members of these two organisations who have supplied their email addresses are sent a link each month which enables them to join the meeting via Zoom at the scheduled time and date. The attendee also needs to have the free Zoom application installed on their device.
If less than a week before the meeting any member of the SAHS has not received a link to the next meeting and would like to join it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a link.
The first talk was held on the 15th of September.
Provisional List of Zoom Talks.
20/10/2020 11.00am – Andy Wigley: Recent Developer Funded Archaeology in Shropshire
17/11/2020 11.00am – Sara Downs: Bridgewater revisited: Cataloguing the Bridgewater collection.
15/12/2020 11.00am – Matt Thompson: English Heritage Properties in Shropshire: an overview
19/01/2020 11.00am – Rosemary Thornes: The History and Building of the Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Shrewsbury
We intend to record these talks and put them on a semi-private You Tube channel for those who cannot attend the Zoom meeting or choose not to. If you would like to attend the Zoom meetings, but know or suspect that you have not supplied an email address to the Society, please notify the Membership Secretary via email@example.com
Please note that the list of talks is provisional at present. The latest version of the list of talks will be sent out by email with the talks invitations and the list on the website will be kept up to date.
Past events: To find out about some of our past meetings, please go to our Past events page