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 to request a link.

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

23/02/2021 11.00am – Dr Roger White: The Grassy Town: a cultural and literary study of Wroxeter, this lecture will explore the rich diversity of poetry, art and literature that is grounded in Wroxeter Roman City. These responses tell us of the popular reaction to the discoveries at the site, and how they were understood by people at the time.

09/03/2021  11.00am – Dr Howard Williams (University of Chester): The Offa’s Dyke Lockdown

20/04/2021  11.00am – Giles Carey: Capturing the castles: recent survey work at Caus Castle and Castle Pulverbatch  

11/05/2021  11.00am – Mary McKenzie: 30 years working with Shropshire’s archives

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

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.