Discover Shropshire Day

Medieval dance workshop at the last 'Discover Shropshire Day' in October 2012

Medieval dance workshop at the last ‘Discover Shropshire Day’ in October 2012

We’re in the last couple of weeks or so before ‘Discover Shropshire Day’, coming up at Shirehall in Shrewsbury on Saturday 26th April 10.30am – 4pm. It’s shaping up to be a really good day. Speakers include:
Stuart Dunn – SHREWSBURY TOWN FC: REFLECTIONS AND ANECDOTES
Peter Francis – THE WAR MEMORIALS OF SHROPSHIRE
John Stretton – THE GREAT WAR AND ALBRIGHTON
Sarah Knight – FULKE GREVILLE, ELIZABETHAN EDUCATION AND SHREWSBURY
Emma Hankinson – THE HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE SHROPSHIRE PEATLANDS
Richard Bifield – THE FRIENDS OF IRONBRIDGE GORGE MUSEUM TRUST
Richard Bifield – THE SHROPSHIRE HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST

There will be the launch of the Shropshire pages on http://www.findmypast.co.uk and also of Shropshire’s ‘Heritage Heroes’, the Arts Council funded ‘virtual volunteering’ project. There’ll be some short films showing, including ‘We Made our Town’, the film produced by the Telford based ‘We Made Our Town’ project, relating the stories of people who came to live in the town due to the New Town development. There’ll be music from Professor Squeezyjig and, as if all that weren’t enough, there will be advice, information and displays from the following organisations:

Shropshire Archaeology and the Historic Environment Record
Telford & Wrekin Libraries
Shropshire Libraries
Shropshire Archives
Oswestry Town Archives
Oswestry Town Museum
Shropshire Parks and Garden Trust
Albrighton & District Historical Society
All Stretton History Group
Shrewsbury & Newport Canal Trust
Oswestry Family & Local History Group
Churches Conservation Trust
Whitchurch History & Archaeology Group
Claverley Memories
Shrewsbury Port Canal Trust
Lydbury North Field Group
Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings

If you like Shropshire, you’ll love ‘Discover Shropshire Day’! Admission is FREE and there’s no need to book.

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  1. Pingback: The Technological Cutting Edge: Virtual Volunteering for Shropshire’s Heritage | volunteeringshropshiresheritage

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