Our events

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.

For details of our forward programme of Zoom meetings please follow this link: Winter Programme 2020-21

The Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society is running a series of monthly online talks delivered via Zoom. These started in September 2020. 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 sahsmembership@gmail.com to request a link.

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 sahsmembership@gmail.com

Past events: To find out about some of our past meetings, please go to our Past events page