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: Now that it has become clear that we will not be able to resume our normal meetings programme until some date in 2021, the SAHS Council has decided to try to continue to offer talks by other means. Accordingly, we propose to run a series of monthly online talks delivered via Zoom, starting in September. This series of talks will be held jointly with the Friends of Shropshire Archives. Further details will follow shortly.
Past events: To find out about some of our past meetings, please go to our Past events page