The Mary Webb Society

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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Report on Summer School and Concert 2019 at Ludlow

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Summer School The Maskell Centre Ludlow   22nd June 2019 Summer School 2019 has surpassed all our expectations. The beautiful town of Ludlow (Mary Webb’s Lullingford) was the perfect setting for our annual gathering. The Mascall Centre  provided everything we needed for a successful day including lunch and overnight accomodation. The programme for the day: 10.00 […]

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Summer concert reminder

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Dont forget to book your tickets for our wonderful summer concert with world class performers interspersed with Mary Webb’s works. What better place than the magnificent church of St Laurence in the heart of Ludlow, Shropshire. Not to be missed! Tickets £12 from Ludlow assembly rooms in person or online or Castle Bookshop, 5 Castle […]

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Happy Birthday Donald Meredith

Saturday, May 25, 2019

The committee and members would like to wish Donald, nephew of Mary Webb and Honorary vice president of the society, a very happy 85th birthday. His presence, along with his daughters at our events always adds something special to the occasion.

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Summer School and Concert Update 22nd June 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Please see the events section for an update on the summer school and concert in Ludlow

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Report on Birthday Lunch Event 23 March 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Please see Previous Events section for a report and pictures of the Birthday Lunch event at The Edge Centre, Much Wenlock, Shropshire.

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Updates on the programme for 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Please see the Events section for updates on our exciting events for this year.

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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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