In a series of podcasts for History West Midlands about the Roman West Midlands Dr Roger White of the University of Birmingham tells the story of the early years of Roman rule in central England, how the Roman town of Wroxeter provides a fascinating window into Roman town life, and how the town has become a place of mystery and myth.
Programme 1: Shock and Awe: The Roman Invasion of the West Midlands
Programme 2: Britain’s Pompeii – The Roman town of Wroxeter
Programme 3: Roman Wroxeter – a place of myth & romance
Further podcasts from History West Midlands can be found here: https://historywm.com/podcasts
Our “Transactions” volumes 91 and 92 for the years 2016 to 2017 are now available to view on this website: Volumes 91 to 92 . These two volumes have, amongst other items, reports on the early 1960s excavations at The Roveries Hillfort, Lydham and a Roman site in Craven Arms in 2013, and articles on St Winifred’s Well, Woolston, pre-Industrial Dawley, and The Society of Friends World War II evacuation hostel at Coalbrookdale.
(The “Transactions” are where we publish important and scholarly papers on the history and archaeology of Shropshire. Articles include reports on archaeological excavations and other fieldwork in Shropshire, historical studies, and book reviews. To find out more, please go to our page: Transactions )
Winter Programme 2020-21: A Programme of Virtual Autumn and Winter Meetings.
19/01/2021 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
These monthly online talks are delivered via Zoom. This series of talks is being 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The first volume of the Society’s “Transactions” appeared in 1877 and since that time has been the chief means whereby important and scholarly papers on the history and archaeology of Shropshire have been published. Articles include reports on archaeological excavations and other fieldwork in Shropshire, historical studies, and book reviews.
Members receive a copy of the Transactions free on publication (new members receive the latest volume). The Society is currently in the process of digitising past volumes of its Transactions with the aim of making these available online – please follow this link to see a selection of our past Transaction volumes: Past Transactions volumes