The Mary Webb Society

Much Wenlock Museum Display

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Our exhibition is now in place at Much Wenlock museum until October. It features some of the panels from The Treasures exhibition designed by Sue Hughes and previously on view at Shrewsbury Museum and Ludlow resource centre. Limited space couldn’t accommodate all the panels but nevertheless we are so pleased to see Mary Webb honoured […]

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Only 12 days left for Shrouds campaign

Friday, June 9, 2017

Thank you so much for what you have already done to support the Shrouds of the Somme project. You will know that on 10 May they launched a campaign to fundraise £150,000 to bring this extraordinary commemoration to fruition. The ‘all or nothing’ crowdfunding campaign will end on 18 June. Despite an overwhelmingly positive response […]

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Opportunity to visit Longner Hall / “Undern” 28th May2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Longner Hall in Atcham was the setting of “Undern,” home of Squire Jack Reddin in the 1950 film of Gone to Earth. The owners Mr & Mrs Burton are opening the  beautiful gardens  to the public on Sunday 28th May from 2-5pm. Admission £4    Children free   Home-made teas In aid of Atcham Church.   Historian […]

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Shrouds of The Somme Campaign

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Shrouds of the Somme. Bring Our Boys Home. On 10th May, celebrated singer-songwriter and Patron of Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Steve Knightley, helped to launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise £150,000 by 19th June to take ‘Shrouds of the Somme’ to London for an extraordinary and moving memorial exhibition to commemorate lost soldiers of the Great […]

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“Matilda” is alive and well!

Friday, April 21, 2017

“Matilda” the Foster traction engine featured in the film of Gone to Earth has been lovingly restored. We are hoping that it will make an appearance with engines of similar vintage at our joint events with Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust (6th August) and County of Salop Steam Engine Society (27th & 28th August). Photo of […]

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Birthday Lunch 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

Please see the report of the Birthday Lunch 2017 in “Previous Events” section Picture shows Dr Gladys Mary Coles and Lisa Blower with Lisa’s novel structure from her Writer in Residence experience during our Treasures Exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum from March to June 2016  

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Society supports purchase of Bergum Wood

Monday, April 3, 2017

Simon Cooter, Senior Reserve manager, Stiperstones & Downton Gorge NNRs wrote:” It was in 2010 that John Lawton wrote his “Making Space for Nature” report for the government,which highlighted the problems caused by habitat loss and fragmentation and argued the case for better managed nature reserves. All of the nature conservation bodies in England have […]

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Snowdrop Time

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Snowdrop Time Ah, hush! Tread softly through the rime, For there will be a blackbird singing, or a thrush. Like coloured beads the elm-buds flush: All the trees dream of leaves and flowers and light. And see! The northern bank is much more white Than frosty grass, for now is snowdrop time. Mary Webb   […]

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Plea for Committee Members!

Friday, February 17, 2017

The hardworking committee of The Mary Webb Society is pretty depleted at present. The main officer posts are filled but we still need to recruit at least 2 new members to join the happy team. This will be another important year for the society and it would be lovely to be able to share the […]

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Postcard of bronze bust now available

Saturday, February 4, 2017

  An attractive postcard of our bronze bust has been produced by Chris George Cards and is now available for sale at the following outlets and will also be available to buy at society events during the year. Thanks to Chris for producing the card and for consulting the society on its design. Shrewsbury Library […]

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Screening of Precious Bane

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Rare opportunity to see this acclaimed film of Precious Bane (1989) directed by Christopher Menaul starring Janet McTeer and Clive Owen at The Edge Arts Centre, William Brookes School, Much Wenlock, Shropshire on Monday 6th February at 7.30pm. £5/£4. Box Office 01952728911. Booking tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk or by calling 03336663366

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Spring Cottage

Spring Cottage Saved from Demolition

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

We have just received the great news that the owner’s appeal to demolish Spring Cottage in order to build a luxury home has again been declined. What a wonderful Christmas present for Mary Webb devotees everywhere and for Shropshire. Juliette Binfield, great niece of Mary Webb said” I’m sure my Great Aunt is smiling down […]

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