Summer Programme 2023

Saturday 15th April 2023 – Titterstone Clee: a working landscape.  A walk led by Roger White.  Today’s visit will take in prehistoric remains, and a later industrial landscape in one of the more spectacular settings in Shropshire.  It is a landscape that is an outcome of its geological quirks.  We shall first walk out from the car park to ascend the road that takes us to the remains of the hillfort crowning the hill and follow its circuit, encountering the site of the 1930s excavation by St John O’Neil.  At the summit of the hill we will find the trig point, placed on top of a Bronze Age burial cairn, and the Geodetic radome that is the most obvious feature on the hill.  We will then return to the car park to examine the substantial remains of the quarry landscape that operated for nearly a century from the 1880s. Meet at 1.00pm in the car park adjacent to the industrial ruins (SO592776) – this can be reached from the turning off Angel Bank on the A4117 Ludlow – Cleobury Mortimer road.  (Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing – the Clee Hill is very exposed.)  

Saturday 13th May 2023 – Our Uplands Commons. A walk led by Janine Young. Location and time to be arranged and these details will be posted on this website.

Saturday 10th June 2023 – Bicton.  A walk led by David Pannett.  Meet: 2.15pm at the Village Hall Car Park, Bicton.  At first sight, the irregular village alongside the old Holyhead Road west of Shrewsbury seems rather dull.  However, closer inspection with the aid of maps and documents, will reveal its value for the interpretation of many typical features of the Shropshire landscape.  Donations to Bicton church, who are providing afternoon tea.  

Saturday 8th July 2023 – Visit to the Nesscliffe Hill Excavations A SAHS visit to the 2023 excavations at Nesscliffe Hill Camp, guided by Gary Locke.  Please meet at the Pines Car Park (SJ 389 198 or 52.77319 -2.90554).  Time to be arranged and it will be posted on this website.

Saturday 23rd September AGM 2.00pm followed at 2:30 pm our Annual Lecturre: Becoming Christian in the British Midlands by Professor Susan Pearce.  The Gateway, Chester St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1NB.  Full details with the Autumn Newsletter and AGM papers