The Mary Webb Society

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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Showing of the film of Gone to Earth

Monday, September 11, 2017

Our favourite film Gone to Earth will be shown by Flicks in the Sticks at Bayston Hill Memorial Hall, Shrewsbury, SY3 0DR On Saturday November 11th at 7.30pm Tickets £4 available from Rowlands Chemist or Lyth Hill Stores Enquiries 01743 873940 There will be a display from The Mary Webb Society and books and CDs […]

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Performances by The Village Quire

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Village Quire are a superbly talented group of close-harmony singers with original arrangements by Dave Newell and story-telling by actor Phil Smith. At our summer school last year (2016) we were treated to their wonderful adaptation of Precious Bane.   Precious Bane will be performed on Saturday 16th September at 7.30 at The Royston Memorial […]

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Shrewsbury Steam Rally Onslow Park 27th and 28th August 2017 Update

Saturday, August 26, 2017

What a glorious weekend at the Shrewsbury Steam Fair. The weather was perfect and the atmosphere was buzzing. A great family show, and what an opportunity to showcase Mary Webb to a wider audience and another chance to ride around the main arena in a traction engine trailer courtesy of the Goddard family. On sunday […]

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Gone To Earth Celebration at Abbey Station 6th August 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017

What a superb day at The Abbey Station with our friends from The Shrewsbury Heritage Railway Trust and the County of Salop Steam Engine Society. Our displays attracted a steady stream of interested visitors all day. Many thanks to Dave Morris and Mike LLewellyn for their displays of Gone to Earth film locations and Mary […]

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Shrewsbury Heritage Railway Event Sunday 6th August Update

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

We are very busy getting ready for this event and have been given a generous amount of space in The Abbey Station for our displays and items for sale, including Gone to Earth books and the double CD of “Gone to Earth, Remembered and Revisited” which is a treasure trove of memories about the making […]

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August Events with Shrewsbury Heritage Railway Trust and County of Salop Steam Engine Society

Thursday, July 20, 2017

August promises to be another interesting month for the society with joint events with at first, seemingly unlikely groups, but think again because aspects of Mary Webb’s work appeal to all who appreciate her beautiful literary works and her landscape. Our theme of celebrating the centenary of the publication of Gone to Earth this year […]

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Report on The Snailbeach and Stiperstones Beach Party

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

What a pleasure to take part in The Snailbeach & Stiperstones Beach Party Event on Saturday 8th July. Thanks to the organisers, particularly Rachel North who organised the poetry and painting competitions from Stiperstones School. There was a tremendous response from the children with such delightful creative entries, making it very difficult for us to […]

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