The Mary Webb Society

Obituary Margaret Austin

Sunday, October 14, 2018

It is with great sadness that we have to tell you of the death of our dear friend  and long-standing member of the Society, Margaret Austin. Margaret passed away on Friday 12th October 2018 at Stretton Hall nursing home, All Stretton, where she received loving care. Margaret was a life member of the society having […]

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Talk on The Poetry of Mary Webb 15th September 2018

Saturday, September 8, 2018

There will be a talk on the poetry of Mary Webb by society member Naomi Walker at Shrewsbury Unitarian Church, 37-38 High St, Shrewsbury SY1 1LR (Next to House of Fraser) on Saturday 15th September 2018 at 2.30 pm. The event is free but you will need to reserve a place either by  email to […]

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Mary Webb Panel at The Bog visitor Centre, Stiperstones

Saturday, September 8, 2018

We are pleased to report that the commemorative plaque commissioned by the society in honour of founder chairman, the late Dennis Pursell, has now been fixed to the outside wall of The Bog visitor centre. The plaque was originally erected in 1992 along with a series of other interpretative panels on the walls of the […]

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Screening of Gone to Earth Monday 17th September 2018 at 7.30

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Mary Webb Society is delighted to be involved with the screening of Gone to Earth by Flatpack as part of Telford Film Festival. The event is hosted by The Gorge Film Club, at Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge  Community Centre, 2 Wellington Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DX Shropshire. The film adaptation of Mary Webb’s novel published […]

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Exhibition at Shrewsbury Library

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Shrewsbury library will be displaying an exhibition of Mary Webb’s life, work and landscape from 15th August 2018. The beautiful panels designed by Sue Hughes were originally on display at Shrewsbury Museum in 2016. We welcome the opportunity to have these panels displayed once again in this most appropriate setting especially as the Mary Webb […]

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Summer School 2018 report

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Our 2018 summer school and walk at Clun was a huge success with 40 members enjoying stimulating talks, good company and a walk in the glorious summer sunshine. Please see the full report and pictures in the previous events section

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Report on Birthday Lunch Event 24th March 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

See the report in the past events section.

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World Poetry Day March 21 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

On World Poetry Day This extract from The Land Within by Dr Gladys Mary Coles A sequence of poems depicting the life of Mary Webb starting with her birth: 1. Child of Spring Leighton Lodge 25th March 1881   First day of Spring,gleam of Ladyday on the Severn, coiling beneath greenfleeced Wrekin. At Leighton hedgebanks […]

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Birthday Lunch Event Update Saturday 24th March 2018

Saturday, March 17, 2018

  Members will have received details of the programme in the spring newsletter (Go to Events section for details of the excellent programme) The newsletter was delayed due to adverse weather and the cut off date for booking, 10th March didnt leave much time to book. Numbers  are limited to 40 but spaces are still […]

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Performance at Bishop’s Castle Arts Festival 21st February 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Bishop’s Castle Arts Festival IN ALL MY HOLY MOUNTAIN with ROGER GARFITT at The Town Hall Time – 7.30pm for 8pm start on Wednesday 21st Feb. A celebration in Poetry and Jazz of the life and work of Mary Webb. Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited   Exciting news about a Performance […]

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Bergam Wood update

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Members of the Mary Webb Society have generously donated towards the purchase of Bergam Wood by Natural England. Work is well under way to clear the area of conifers before restoring it to native woodland. The handsome plaque will be fixed to the gate and we are proud to see our society’s name in the […]

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Shropshire Star features Mary Webb’s First Published Poem

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Thanks to Toby Neal for writing this article in The Shropshire Star about Mary’s poem written in response to the appalling railway accident in Shrewsbury in October 1907. “Shy Mary’s horror after brother published poem” By Toby Neal | Nostalgia | Published: Oct 20, 2017   With a shy and retiring nature, Mary Gladys Meredith […]

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