Newport History Day – Programme

Together with the Newport History Society, we invite you to a free Newport History Day

on Saturday 11 May 2019

at Cosy Hall, Water Lane, Newport



Doors open at 1.30 with display of photographs and objects reflecting the history of Newport.

Presentation of our plans for a new history of Newport to the Mayor of Newport at 2.00.

2.00   Professor Richard Hoyle (Chairman, VCH Shropshire):
   ‘The Victoria County History comes to Newport: purpose and aspirations’
2.30   Linda Fletcher (Newport History Society): ‘What’s been done: the Newport History Society and its work’
3.00   Wendy Horton (VCH Shropshire): ‘The history of Newport through its buildings’
3.30   Tea
4.00   Dr Judith Everard (VCH Shropshire): ‘Newport in 1845: The visit of Harriet Pigott, a woman of fashion’
4.30   Professor Richard Hoyle: ‘Landscape, enclosure and a riot: first thoughts on the history of Newport’
5.30   Ends
Illustration: details from ‘Newport High Street in 1838’, by Henry Bryan Ziegler, courtesy Caroline Davies of Davies, White & Perry.