The Mary Webb Society

Cancellation of Alliance of Literary Societies AGM 12th -14th June 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Unfortunately the Alliance of Literary societies AGM has been cancelled due to Covid 19 . The event was due to be   hosted by the Leo Walmsley Society at Robin Hood’s Bay. This is sad to hear as so much work goes into this weekend event by the host society. It provides a marvellous opportunity […]

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Cancellation of Summer School and Walk 2020 due to Covid 19

Monday, May 11, 2020

After discussion with committee members and in line with Government guidelines during this Covid19 crisis, we feel that we have no option but to cancel this year’s summer school and walk scheduled for 27th & 28th June. We are so sorry to cancel our main events of the year particularly as so much work has […]

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Mary Webb’s grave has not been forgotten despite Coronavirus lockdown

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Mary Webb’s grave situated in Shrewsbury cemetery, Longden Road, Shrewsbury SY3 7HS is usually tended by members of the society on a monthly rota. However this has been difficult to maintain during the current restrictions. So special thanks must go to local members, Sue & Nigel Hotchkiss for visiting the grave and placing these beautiful […]

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Springtime in Shrewsbury

Thursday, April 23, 2020

This quote from “The Spring of Joy” written when Mary Webb was recuperating from her many bouts of Graves’ disease, seems appropriate for our lockdown days, but we can  still turn to nature to bring comfort and hope: “It does not matter how shut in we are. Opportunity for wide experience is of small account […]

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Coronavirus Outbreak

Monday, April 6, 2020

As the Corona virus deepens world-wide leaving us feeling isolated, depressed and frustrated at not being able to travel and explore the countryside as spring awakens; Please enjoy these pictures of our beautiful Shropshire landscape taken by chairman & landscape photographer, Gordon Dickins. Gordon knows the county intimately and his pictures feature in his various […]

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Cancellation of Birthday Event 28th March 2020 due to Coronavirus

Friday, March 13, 2020

We are sorry to inform you that regrettably we have had to cancel our annual Birthday Event at University Centre Shrewsbury. This decision has been made following advice from the Provost at University Centre, Shrewsbury that all meetings and events external to the University will be cancelled for the forseeable future. This is very disappointing […]

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Birthday Event Saturday 28th March 2020 University Centre, Shrewsbury

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Please see the events section for full detials of our first event of 2020

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Memorial to Margaret Austin on Clunbury Hill 22nd September 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

We gathered at Clunbury village hall, family and friends to climb up Clunbury Hill, as Margaret had done many times with her dog, Speckle, to witness the scattering of Margaret’s ashes on the top of the hill and to plant 100 snowdrop bulbs in her memory. It’s a pretty steep climb to the top but […]

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image courtesy of Gordon Dickins - Long Mynd to Church Stretton

Update on A.G.M. and Autumn Gathering 21st September 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

The annual general meeting will once again be held at St Laurence’s Parish Centre,Church St, Church Stretton SY6 6DQ on Saturday 21st September 2019. Programme for the day 10.00 Tea/Coffee Welcome and opening remarks by president Dr Gladys Mary Coles and chairman Gordon Dickins 10.30 – 12.00 AGM Reports and Election of Officers followed by […]

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Shropshire Folklore, Music and Story Festival 20 July 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019

The Folklore festival was a huge success and the organisers should be thoroughly proud of their achievement. Special thanks are due to Anne-Marie Lagram for inviting us to take part and for  including Mary Webb as one of the three Shropshire women folklorists along with Charlotte Sophia Burne (Shropshire Folklore:A Sheaf of Gleanings 1883) and […]

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Shropshire Folklore, Story and Music Festival 20 July 2019

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The event takes place on Saturday 20th July 10 am – 7pm at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm near Church Stretton Shropshire SY6 6QN The Mary Webb Society is so pleased to be asked to take part in this event. Mary Webb will be well-represented on the day which includes something for the whole family […]

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Report on Gordon’s Walk The Stiperstones June 23rd 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Our annual walk led by Gordon Dickins had a record attendance this year – 28 plus 2 dogs, but  this didn’t faze our experienced “Flockmaster.” The walk of about 5 miles in mostly pleasant weather, set off from The Bog Visitor Centre, Stiperstones SY5 0NG. Following a broad path through what was once Gatten Plantation, […]

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