The Mary Webb Society

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 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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Mary Webb Society Archive Catalogue now available

Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Society archivists, Katharine Cates and Maureen Tarbuck assisted by Samantha Major from Shropshire Archives have trawled through the many documents and images in the various boxes held by the society (some 8000 items) in order to catalogue the collection and make it more accessible. After a lot of hard work, the collection has  been […]

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New editions available!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Until recently much of Mary Webb’s work was out of print but it is usually possible to obtain copies on the internet from the original publishers or new editions by Print on Demand publishers.  There are also some e-book versions. Society member and publisher, Mike Walmer of South Australia has published three attractive editions of […]

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New Showing of Treasures Exhibition at Ludlow 5 November 2016 – 25 February 2017

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

There will be another chance to see our highly successful exhibition designed by Sue Hughes. ” Treasures: The Literature and Landscape of Mary Webb’s Shropshire” will be showing at The Ludlow Museum Resource Centre from 5th November 2016 until 25th February 2017.The resource centre is separate from Ludlow museum and is situated in the library […]

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Spring Cottage

Spring Cottage under threat of Demolition again

Monday, September 26, 2016

Mary & Henry’s fomer home, Spring Cottage at Lyth Hill is now under threat of demolition once again. The owner originally  submitted plans in 2013 to demolish the house in order to build a 5-bedroomed luxury house complete with swimming pool, gym and basement cinema. Planning permission has been refused twice on the grounds that […]

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Another showing of Gone to Earth 14th October 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Gone to Earth will be shown at The Old Market Hall Cinema, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH on Friday 14th October 2016 at 2.30 & 5.30 A great opportunity to see this wonderful film again in this beautiful building. For tickets follow the link for the box office

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Update on events of 2016

Saturday, September 3, 2016

For reports on events so far this year, click on the event in “Previous Events” section.

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