Field meetings in the summer, under expert leadership, are made to archaeological sites, including excavations in progress, historic houses, churches and museums etc, both within the county and in adjacent areas.
Winter meetings are held once a month, normally on the second Saturday. Local researchers and nationally known archaeologists and historians give lectures on local and more-than-local topics.
Summer Programme 2018:
Saturday 14th April 2018: Shropshire Victoria County History update. Dr Judith Everard will be giving an update on progress with the research and publications of the Shropshire Victoria County History, as well as looking ahead to future developments. 2.30pm, The Shirehall, Shrewsbury
Saturday 12th May 2018: Melverley Church and its environment. An exploration of a very special landscape, followed by tea at the Old Rectory by kind invitation of the church warden Mrs E M Lloyd. £3.00 towards donations and refreshments. Meet at 2.15pm at St Peter’s Church Melverley (NGR SJ 333 165). Parking is also available at the Old Rectory. Advance booking would be helpful – tel: 01743 850773 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 9th June 2018: The Isle, Bicton. A landscape walk as a sequel to our December social event held at the house. Led by Andrew Tate and David Pannett “from Medieval to Modern”. Cost £3.00 for refreshments and donations. Meet at 2.15pm at The Isle (NGR SJ 458 166) – follow Isle Lane off Holyhead Road at the Four Crosses Inn, Bicton. Advance booking would be helpful – tel: 01743 850773 or email: email@example.com
Saturday 14th July 2018: More Castle. More Castle is one of many motte and bailey castles built in this area by the Normans following the Conquest in 1066. The Normans quickly formed a network of timber castles across this landscape, to assert their authority on the locals and to keep a watchful eye for Welsh raids from the west. This visit will look at the castle and the adjacent village and church. Meet at 2.15pm at Lydham Village Hall (NGR SO 336 909).
Saturday 22nd September 2018: AGM 2.00pm, The Shirehall, Shrewsbury. Followed at 2.30pm by: “The Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings Project” by Nick Hill of Historic England. Built in 1797, Shrewsbury’s Flax Mill is renowned as the earliest iron-framed building in the world. Abandoned since 1987 when the Maltings closed, and derelict for many years, the site is now undergoing a major transformation. The Main Mill and the Kiln are the focus of a £25m programme of repair and regeneration, one of the largest HLF-funded projects in the country. Nick Hill, Historic England’s project manager, will outline the latest developments on the project, including the intricate repairs to the Main Mill and recent archaeological discoveries.
Download the Summer Programme here: Summer programme 2018