Past Events

**** CANCELLED **** Monthly talk - Dr Graham Hollox: The Forgotten Church in Broseley 1767 - 1961

Tue, 17/03/2020 - 19:00

 **** CANCELLED *****

The SFHS Committee have decided to cancel the Meeting of the Society that was due to take place next Tuesday 17th March at the Cross Houses Venue.

In light of the on-going situation, the Committee have regrettably taken the decision to cancel this talk as they feel that the health and well-being of members must be their priority. 

They wish you well and hope that normal service will be resumed as soon as possible!

 

 

 

 

Monthly talk - Peter Dunhill: Castlefields in Shrewsbury

Tue, 18/02/2020 - 19:00

Peter joins us to take us on a pictorial ramble around this interesting and not often visited part of Shrewsbury.

Doors open at 19:00 when there will be an opportunity to browse bookstalls, look at Shropshire parish records and seek advice from the team if you have any questions hampering your research. The talk will commence at 19:30 after which tea and coffee will be available.

Monthly talk - Advolly Richmond: The March of Archery

Tue, 21/01/2020 - 19:00

Advolly joins us to take an amusing look at how archery became the sport of ladies in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Doors open at 19:00 when there will be an opportunity to browse bookstalls, look at Shropshire parish records and seek advice from the team if you have any questions hampering your research. The talk will commence after completion of the Annual General Meeting which will start at 19:30. After the talk tea and coffee will be available.

Monthly talk - Ray Farlow: Events and celebrations

Tue, 17/12/2019 - 19:00

Ray Farlow joins us to delve into his extensive collection of old postcards to look at how we celebrated in Shropshire in times past.

Doors open at 19:00 when there will be an opportunity to browse bookstalls, look at Shropshire parish records and seek advice from the team if you have any questions hampering your research. The talk will commence at 19:30 after which tea and coffee will be available.

Monthly talk - Paul Ridgeley: Shropshire soldiers of Waterloo.

Tue, 19/11/2019 - 19:00

Perhaps a family member played his part in the defeat of Napoleon? Paul joins us to look at those Shropshire soldiers who were at the defining Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

Doors open at 19:00 when there will be an opportunity to browse bookstalls, look at Shropshire parish records and seek advice from the team if you have any questions hampering your research. The talk will commence at 19:30 after which tea and coffee will be available.

Monthly talk - Dorothy Nicolle : The history of pub signs

Tue, 15/10/2019 - 19:00

Dorothy Nicolle joins us to look at the history of some of our favourite pub signs and at the important part that pus have played throughout history.

Doors open at 19:00 when there will be an opportunity to browse bookstalls, look at Shropshire parish records and seek advice from the team if you have any questions hampering your research. The talk will commence at 19:30 after which tea and coffee will be available. 

Acton Scott Family History weekend

Sat, 12/10/2019 - 10:00

The event will take place on 12th and 13th October at Acton Scott Working Farm. It will provide an opportunity to see how your ancestors would have lived and worked. 

Shropshire Family History Society will have a stand at this event with a team of volunteers and a computer so they can try and help if you have reached a brick wall in your family history research or are just interested to know how to get started.

Celebrating 40 years - SFHS Members Day

Sat, 28/09/2019 - 11:30

Shropshire Family History Society was founded in 1979 and therefore plans to celebrate 40 years as a Society with a Members Day at our Cross Houses meeting venue. 

A buffet lunch will be followed by a talk by John E Vigar an Ecclesiastical Historian. John will give a talk entitled 'Bedroom, Banquests and Balls' which tells the stories of our country houses through their architecture and content using both well known homes and totally forgotten ones. 

Monthly talk - Richard Bifield: Shropshire Churches

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 19:00

Richard Bifield will be joining us to take a look at the magnificent collection of church buildings and furnishings that we have in the county. 

Doors open at 19:00 when there will be be opportunity to browse bookstalls, look at Shropshire parish records and seek advice from the team if you have any questions that are hampering your family history research. The talk will commence at 19:30 after which tea and coffee will be available.

Burwarton Show

Thu, 01/08/2019 - 08:15

Burwaton Show is one of the premier one-day agricultural shows in the country attracting some twenty thousand visitors a year to the glorious Shropshire countryside. 

Shropshire Family History Society will be having a small stand at this event with a team of volunteer helpers and a computer so they can try and help if you have reached a brick wall in your family history research.