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We held a lecture on 2 April 2022 on on ‘Newport: a townscape in its landscape’. In this lecture Professor Richard Hoyle presented the early results of Victoria County History’s researches into the landscape of Newport, Longford and the Astons, drawing in particular on the maps of William Hill made at the beginning of the 1680s. By combining the map evidence and written sources, the medieval landscape can be tentatively reconstructed.

On 13 March 2021 we made available a draft of the Gazetteer of nonconformist places of worship in Shrewsbury.

We were pleased to announce that we have received grants from Wem Rural Parish Council and the John Pagett Trust of the Wrekin Historical Group, the latter to be spent on Newport. We were delighted too that the Walker Trust had given us a further award in support of our work.

Our annual meeting was held on 23 October 2021. The AGM presentation can be seen here [PDF].

Summer 2021 issue of our Newsletter

January 2021 issue of our Newsletter

November 2020 issue of our Newsletter

And in Shrewsbury Part Two:

September 2019: the September 2019 issue of our Newsletter

May 2019: Shrewsbury Part II Chapter 2.9 Burial Grounds has been revised. The next section to be published will be the account of the town’s public preachers.

30 April 2019: the April 2019 issue of our Newsletter

1 Oct 2018: the October 2018 issue of our Newsletter.

5 June 2018: the June 2018 issue of our Newsletter

and the following chapters have been added to our work in progress:

27 September 2017: we added the typescript of sections of Newport and the Weald Moors, prepared in 2002 by David Cox and Janice Cox, to our Newport page.

September 2017: the September 2017 issue of our Newsletter.

10 May 2017: the May 2017 issue of our Newsletter.

9 May 2017: drafts of two Shrewsbury Part Two sections have been added to the website.

17 January 2017: our Annual Report for 2015-16 has been added to the website.

June 2016: the June 2016 issue of our Newsletter.