The Mary Webb Society

Programme for 2024 The Centenary of the Publication of Precious Bane

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Saturday 23rd March 2024: Birthday Lunch Event at Mereside Community Centre Shrewsbury Weekend of 17th – 19th May 2024: Alliance of Literary Societies AGM at Bowness-on-Windermere hosted by The Arthur Ransome Society. Contact   https:allianceofliterarysocieties.wordpress.com for details of the programme and registration form. You are advised to  book early. It promises to be a very interesting […]

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Christmas Wishes to all our Members and Followers of Mary Webb

Sunday, December 24, 2023

What a year it has been for our society, we enjoyed a programme of well-chosen events around the county including Rushbury, Snailbeach, Bishop’s Castle and Church Stretton. We look forward to welcoming old and new members to our events for 2024 when we celebrate the centenary of the publication of Mary’s masterpiece, Precious Bane. Best […]

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Presentation of Writer of The Year Award at the Mary Webb School 19th July 2023

Sunday, July 30, 2023

We are so pleased to announce the latest event in our alliance with the Mary Webb School and Science College, Pontesbury, Shropshire. The society has set up the annual presentation of the Writer of the Year award. The idea for the award was initiated by the desire to commemorate the memory of the late Mary […]

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Report on Summer School and Annual Walk 24th and 25th June 2023

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Summer School & Annual Walk 24th&25th June 2023 at Snailbeach village hall & The Bog Visitor Centre, Stiperstones, Shropshire Our Main event of the year was a great success in every way with 40+ members & guests attending including Mary Webb’s three great nieces, and for the first time, her great great nephew David Rennie. […]

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Programme for 2023

Saturday, February 25, 2023

The committee has been busy planning an interesting and enjoyable programme of events for 2023, Why not come and join us  to learn more about Shropshire’s acclaimed writer in her beloved county. You will be made very welcome. Contact Liz Stamps Membership Secretary or download the membership form from this site. lizzie.s@myyahoo.com The birthday Lunch […]

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New Threat to Mary Webb’s Historic Lyth Hill home

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

The battle to preserve the original Spring Cottage home of famous Shropshire novelist Mary Webb may be far from over. Concern is mounting that part of the original cottage built in 1916-17 for Mary and her husband Henry, to Mary’s own design, may be demolished. This would be a direct contravention of the conditions of […]

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Christmas Greetings from the Committee 2022

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

The committee send you our warmest wishes for Christmas and a hope for a healthy and peaceful new year. 2022 has been such a memorable year to celebrate the society’s 50th anniversary as we continue to honour the memory of Mary Webb, her work and her Shropshire world. Thank you for your interest and support. […]

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For Remembrance Sunday 2022 A Memory from 1914

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Mary Webb shows her concern for her brothers at the Western Front in this poignant poem: The Lad Out there Oh, Powers of Love, if still you lean Above a world so black with hate, Where yet -as it has ever been – The loving heart is desolate, Look down upon the lad I love, […]

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Mary Webb’s Grave in Autumn

Friday, October 28, 2022

Mary Webb’s grave is situated in the old part of Shrewsbury cemetery, Longden Road, SY3 7HS. The grave is maintained by the Mary Webb Society and fresh flowers are placed there by members each month on a rota basis. We are currently seeking quotes to improve the signage to the grave. AUTUMN When autumn winds […]

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Appeal to assist with Purchase of Land at Church Stretton

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The Mary Webb Society has pledged a donation to support this very worthy cause. Leasowes Meadows – Urgent Appeal to buy land in Church Stretton for future generations and for wildlife – can you help? We have heard from Peter and Sandra Whitlock that £320,00 has already been pledged and they are optimistic that they […]

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A Shropshire Lass Concert The Life of Mary Webb A narrated evening of poetry of song

Saturday, September 17, 2022

We are pleased to announce this upcoming concert which will be performed at three venues in Shropshire and Cheshire. We are delighted that the poetry of Mary Webb is being celebrated by talented composers and musicians. Holly Teague and Michael Matthews performed a beautiful rendition of the poem “Green Rain” at our Birthday lunch event […]

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Summer School and Walk Weekend Report 11th and 12th June 2022

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Please click on the link in the Previous Events section for a report and pictures  on the summer school weekend at Clun 11th & 12th June 2022

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