‘Discover Shropshire Day’ to be held Saturday 26th April at the Shirehall in Shrewsbury is shaping up to be a really interesting event (see http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/media/825738/Discover-Shropshire-2014.pdf). As well as a myriad of local heritage organisations coming along to display their wares, recruit volunteers and dispense advice and information we have the following speakers:
*Peter Francis, author of ‘Shropshire War Memorials’.
*BBC Radio Shropshire’s Stuart Dunn, talking about the history of Shrewsbury Town FC
*John Stretton talking about the Great War and Albrighton
*Luke Neal from the Shropshire Wildlife Trust, talking about the historical significance of the Shropshire peatlands
*Dr Sarah Knight talking about Fulke Greville and his relationship with Shrewsbury (he went to school here, along with Philip Sidney, whose biography he wrote)
FindMyPast will be there to launch ‘The Shropshire Collection’ the digital Shropshire parish register resource and Alison Pritchard and Emily Nicklin will be on hand to launch ‘Heritage Heroes’, the Arts Council England funded project to facilitate remote volunteering. There’ll be some live music and refreshment will be available. Admission is free and there’s no need to book. More information is available from John Benson (firstname.lastname@example.org/ 01743 255377).
If you connect to Shropshire you’ll love ‘Discover Shropshire Day’!