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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 14th October 2013
"The Old Townships Nd Villages of Telford"
Talk by David Trumper.
Monday 18th November 2013
"The working countryside 1860 - 1941"
Talk by Ribin Hill.
Monday 16th December 2013
"The Story of Lavington Hole"
Talk by Bob Bibby.
FOLLOWED BY CHRISTMAS CHEER! ! ! !
Monday 13th January 2014
"The Port of Bridgnorth"
Talk by Alan Webb.
Monday 17th February 2014
"Five of the Best" 100 years of Wolverhamton
Talk by Roy Stallard.
Followed by the SOCIETY's A.G.M
Monday 17th March 2014
"How Far is a Mile"
Talk by Roger Michell.
Monday 14th April 2014
"The Bensons of Lutwyche Hall"
Major Landowners in Much Wenlock.
Talk by Tony Crowe
(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, Bridgnorth Museum, Northgate, Bridgnorth, Shropshire.