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Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society (SAHSoc)
Welcome to the homepage of the Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society. Here you will discover about our activties, events and publications.
Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society
Shropshire, on the border between upland Wales and lowland England, has had a complex and turbulent history. This fascinating past is reflected in a wealth of archaeological sites of all types and periods and in a rich collection of archives.
The Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society was formed in 1877. In 1923 it amalgamated with the Shropshire Parish Register Society. We campaign for the recording and protection of Shropshire's rich and varied archaeological heritage. We also promote and publish original research into the county's exciting history and prehistory. Why not join us in helping to preserve our past for the future?
What we do:
The Society organizes a varied programme of events throughout the year. These include guided walks and visits to historic sites in the summer months, and a programme of talks through the autumn and winter, occasional day-schools, and an annual lecture.
For details of our current events, please follow the link on this page.
Members receive a Newsletter twice a year with summaries of recent work and discoveries of local archaeological and historical interest and news of events. Members also receive our Transactions in which important and scholarly papers on the history and archaeology of Shropshire are published.
The Society also publishes other books and booklets on the history and archaeology of Shropshire (usually available at a discount to members), and transcripts of parish registers.
The Society owns a considerable library of learned journals, to which members may have access.
To find out more about our publications, please follow the link on this page.
The Society helps to raise funds to ensure that archaeological finds are available for the local community to see and study, to preserve such finds locally, and to assist original research into our past.
The largest Roman coin hoard ever discovered in Shropshire has been acquired for the county thanks to grant aid from a variety of sources and local donations from our society (which contributed £500) and from the Friends of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. The hoard of 9,236 coins, together
with the storage jar in which it was buried, is one of the highlights of the Roman Gallery in the new Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.
To find out more about joining the Society, please follow the link to our Membership page, or download the attached Membership application form.