The Mary Webb Society

Programme for 2019

Friday, December 7, 2018

Here is advance notice of our programme for 2019. More details and booking forms will be sent out to members prior to each event. Also see the Events section for more details as they become available. 2019 promises to be an interesting and varied programme which should appeal to all. Saturday 23rd March – Birthday […]

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Christmas Lunch 1st December 2018 Bishop’s Castle

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Secretary Sue Higginbotham writes: Twenty members attended the Christmas Lunch at Church Barn in Bishops Castle and they were in for such a treat!The lovely old world hall, decorated by committee members with a beautiful Christmas tree and lights along with golden stars attached to the beams and pretty table decorations and crackers looked very […]

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Talk by Gladys Mary Coles at The Qube Oswestry 10th November 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

As part of The Wilfred Owen Festival in Oswestry commemorating the centenary of Armistice Day, The Qube,Oswestry held a dayof talks, readings and poetry honouring the role of women in The Great War. Gladys Mary Coles gave a captivating talk about Mary Webb during this period, emphasising her compassionate nature and her own war efforts. […]

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Poem by Margaret Austin

Monday, October 29, 2018

This beautiful poem written by Margaret Austin was featured in Shropshire Life magazine in 2001 with pictures by Gordon Dickins. Margaret lived in Clunbury and it always held a special place in her heart. The picture shows Margaret in costume at Clunbury. Clunbury Hill Sun blessed and moon blessed Is Clunbury Hill. Though far from […]

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Obituary Margaret Austin

Sunday, October 14, 2018

It is with great sadness that we have to tell you of the death of our dear friend  and long-standing member of the Society, Margaret Austin. Margaret passed away on Friday 12th October 2018 at Stretton Hall nursing home, All Stretton, where she received loving care. Margaret was a life member of the society having […]

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Talk on The Poetry of Mary Webb 15th September 2018

Saturday, September 8, 2018

There will be a talk on the poetry of Mary Webb by society member Naomi Walker at Shrewsbury Unitarian Church, 37-38 High St, Shrewsbury SY1 1LR (Next to House of Fraser) on Saturday 15th September 2018 at 2.30 pm. The event is free but you will need to reserve a place either by  email to […]

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Mary Webb Panel at The Bog visitor Centre, Stiperstones

Saturday, September 8, 2018

We are pleased to report that the commemorative plaque commissioned by the society in honour of founder chairman, the late Dennis Pursell, has now been fixed to the outside wall of The Bog visitor centre. The plaque was originally erected in 1992 along with a series of other interpretative panels on the walls of the […]

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Screening of Gone to Earth Monday 17th September 2018 at 7.30

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Mary Webb Society is delighted to be involved with the screening of Gone to Earth by Flatpack as part of Telford Film Festival. The event is hosted by The Gorge Film Club, at Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge  Community Centre, 2 Wellington Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DX Shropshire. The film adaptation of Mary Webb’s novel published […]

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Exhibition at Shrewsbury Library

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Shrewsbury library will be displaying an exhibition of Mary Webb’s life, work and landscape from 15th August 2018. The beautiful panels designed by Sue Hughes were originally on display at Shrewsbury Museum in 2016. We welcome the opportunity to have these panels displayed once again in this most appropriate setting especially as the Mary Webb […]

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Summer School 2018 report

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Our 2018 summer school and walk at Clun was a huge success with 40 members enjoying stimulating talks, good company and a walk in the glorious summer sunshine. Please see the full report and pictures in the previous events section

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Report on Birthday Lunch Event 24th March 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

See the report in the past events section.

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World Poetry Day March 21 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

On World Poetry Day This extract from The Land Within by Dr Gladys Mary Coles A sequence of poems depicting the life of Mary Webb starting with her birth: 1. Child of Spring Leighton Lodge 25th March 1881   First day of Spring,gleam of Ladyday on the Severn, coiling beneath greenfleeced Wrekin. At Leighton hedgebanks […]

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