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 in her beloved town. After visiting the exhibition and museum, don’t forget to see our bronze plaque behind The Guildhall, in the church grounds, made by local artist, Humphrey Hallward, and unveiled in 2000 by the nephews of Mary Webb, Donald and the late Ian Meredith.
2017 marks the centenaries of both Gone to Earth & The Spring of Joy.
After our summer school at The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock, the museum were delighted by a visit from the three great nieces of Mary Webb, daughters of Mary’s brother Donald Meredith (Honorary Vice President of the society): Christina, Juliette and Lucille.
“We now have in place a new temporary exhibition about Shropshire author Mary Webb, commemorating 100 years since the publication of her first novel ‘The Golden Arrow’. One of her other novels ‘Gone To Earth’ features the story of a friendship between a young girl and a fox, and was filmed in and around Much Wenlock where many local people participated as extras.
Here are Mary McKenzie and Phil Scoggins from Shropshire Museums installing the exhibition, while on the other side of the museum Foxy looks on with interest”.