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The Bridgnorth and District Historical Society
The Historical Society
The Bridgnorth and District Historical Society was founded in January 1934 to advance the education of the public in all matters of historical or allied nature, and in particular matters arising in Bridgnorth and within the County of Shropshire.
In 1945, Bridgnorth Borough Council offered the use of Northgate to the Bridgnorth and District Historical Society, on the condition that they set up and maintain a museum for the townspeople of Bridgnorth to which admittance would be free. The museum was first set up as part of the town's Festival of Britain celebrations in 1951, following requests to the people of Bridgnorth for exhibits.
WINTER LECTURE PROGRAMME October 2012 – April 2013
During the winter, the Society holds monthly lectures of historical interest.
Meetings are held at the Castle Hall, West Castle Street, Bridgnorth, commencing 7.30pm
Monday 15th October 2012
"Himley Hall - Past Present & Future".
Talk by Alan Peace.
Monday 19th November 2012
"Life Below Stairs".
Talk by Jill Burton.
Monday 17th December 2012
"The railway Navvies".
Talk by Colin Bargery.
FOLLOWED BY CHRISTMAS CHEER! ! ! !
Monday 21st January 2013
"The Working Countryside - 1860-1941".
Talk by Robin Hill.
Monday 18th February 2013
"Shropshire's Finest Churches".
Talk by Richard Bifield.
Followed by the Society's A.G.M
Monday 18th March 2013
"Joseph Priestley and the Wilkinsons".
Talk by Diane Clark.
Monday 15th April 2013
"Brunel - A Victorian Genius".
Talk by Ray Sturdy.
(All lectures are subject to weather and availabilty)
VISITORS ARE WELCOME AT EACH LECTURE.
There is an entry fee of £3 per person for non members.
IT IS A REQUIREMENT OF THE SOCIETY THAT ALL MEMBERS AND VISITORS ATTENDING LECTURES SIGN THE REGISTER.
members of the historical society - no cost
non-members of the society - £3
How to join the Historical Society
Membership of the society costs £12 per year, running from January to December. The membership fee entitles free admission to the Society's lectures and the opportunity to take part in regular day trips, at cost price. For more information, please contact our Museum Curator, Northgate Museum, Northgate, Bridgnorth, Shropshire.